Animals in Art: Imagined

Depiction of a walrus by someone who had apparently never seen a walrus from the book Icones Animalium by Conrad Gesner, 1560
Two illustrations featuring lunar animals and landscapes inspired by the Great Moon Hoax of 1835 by Leopoldo Galluzzo, 1836
Sakuur by Keenan Taylor
Water Sprite in the Bay by Jaroslav Panuska (1872-1958)
Untitled piece by Don Kenn, 2009
Illustration by Arthur Rackham from the book Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods by Richard Wagner, 1911.
Vodyanoy, the Water Sprite by Ivan Bilibin, 1934
Illustration by Franz Nopcsa appearing in The Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1907
Illustration from the book Ni Si Pleng by Tyra Kleen, 1924
Mammontops, a “relatively majestic” mountain-dwelling herbivore, illustrated by Harald Stümpke in his book The Snouters, 1961
Two illustrations by Daniel Mróz from the book Zwierzydełka (Animals) by Robert Stiller, 1977
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