Perhaps no illustrations of
are as famous as the
paintings of it
made by Charles R. Knight at the beginning of the 20th century. Even though they are outdated, Knight’s paintings are still widely reprinted and cherished for their artistic detail. There are plenty of other illustrations from when
was still new to science, though, and the other day I stumbled across one I had never seen before.
In 1930, the Austrian paleontologist
a paper on Tyrannosaurus
in which he included a photograph and drawing of a model of the famous predator. Many dinosaur sculptures have featured the dinosaurs striking a pose by themselves, but Abel’s
is seen tearing the flesh from an
skeleton (modeled after the famous
). I wonder where it is now.