Monday, 16 November 2009


Paintings on paper made from photographic images of animals now extinct.

Quagga, Equus quagga quagga, 12 August 1883
Tarpan, Equus ferus ferus, 1887
Bubal Hartebeest, Alcelaphus buselaphus buselaphus, 9 November 1923
Syrian Wild Ass, Equus hemionus hemippus, 1928
Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacinus cynocephalus, 7 September 1936
Schomburgk’s Deer, Cervus schomburgki, 1938
Caribbean Monk Seal, Monachus tropicalis, 1952

To make Covenant with bruit Beasts, is impossible; because not understanding our speech, they understand not, nor accept any translation of Right; not can translate any Right to another; and without mutuall acceptation, there is no Covenant.

Hobbes, Leviathan, p.77.

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