A delicate old engraving
of a lowland tapir
in the forest
"Le Tapir" is a plate in the collection of Robert A. Wilson. From an old book, the engraving is approximately 2½ by 3½ inches in size and is executed with very fine lines. The artist had probably never seen a tapir and was working from a verbal description or from an engraving made previously by someone else. He seems not to have known how to handle the feet, for instance. (I think it's what is known as a fineline steel engraving, but don't quote me on that.)
All tapirs are endangered species.
Saving tapirs helps save the rainforest.
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