Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins


Artist, sculptor, geologist, and popular natural history lecturer and author. Assistant superintendent of the Great Exhibition, 1851. Commissioned by the Crystal Palace Company to construct life size replicas of extinct animals for the park in 1852. Illustrated Fish (part 4) and Reptiles (part 5) for the Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.

Sources: Freeman, R. B. 1978 Men and women of the time 1865 Bramwell, V. and McCracken Peck, R. 2008

(See the bibliography for full references to sources)