Animals in Art: Some Favorites

I am very fond of slow animals:

From the book The Royal Natural History, Volume 3 by Richard Lydekker, 1893
From the book The Royal Natural History, Volume 3 by Richard Lydekker, 1893
Illustration by Louis A. Sargent from The Wild Beasts of the World, Volume Two by Frank Finn, 1909
From the book Marvels of Animal Life by Charles Frederick Holder, 1885
Chameleon by Ustad Mansur, ca. 1612

These are just aesthetically pleasing to me:

Frontispiece of the book Mostly Mammals: zoological essays by Richard Lydekker, 1903
Badger illustration by Wilhelm Kuhnert from the book Wild life of the world: a descriptive survey of the geographical distribution of animals by Richard Lydekker, 1916
A very fine wombat illustration from the book The Mammals of Australia: Illustrated by Miss Harriett Scott, and Mrs. Helena Forde, by Gerard Krefft, 1871
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