Cut signature of Sir Richard Owen
Place Published: NP
Publisher: Sir Richard Owen
Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
Cut signature of Sir Richard Owen on a 4 x 2 inch blue heavy paper.
Sir Richard Owen palaeontologist, first Director of Natural History Museum. Owen, a supporter of Lamarck and scientific opponent of Darwin, was well-known in his times for creating (with the support of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins) the first life-size sculptures depicting dinosaurs as they might have appeared: some of them were initially created for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He was the Victorian scientist who coined the word "dinosaur". Despite being a controversial figure, Owen is generally considered to have been an outstanding naturalist with a remarkable gift for interpreting fossils.