Joseph Wolf (1820 - 1899)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
German artist who specialized in natural history illustration. Trained in Koblenz and Darmstadt. Moved to the British Museum in 1848 and became the preferred illustrator for explorers and naturalists including David Livingstone, Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates. First exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1849.
Born: 21 January 1820
Died: 20 April 1899
The life and habits of wild animals / illustrated by Joseph Wolf ; engraved by J.W. & Edward Whymper ; with descriptive letter-press by Daniel Giraud Elliot. - London: 1874
Sir Richard Owen
Memoir On The Gorilla (Troglodytes Gorilla, Savage). By Richard Owen, D.C.L., F.R.S., Superintendent Of The Natural History Departments In The British Museum; Foreign Associate Of The Institute Of France, Etc. - London:: 1865.
The seasons / by Jasmes Thomson ; illustrated by Birket Foster, F.R. Pickersgill, R.A., J. Wolf, G. Thomas, and Noel Humphreys - London: 
The life of Joseph Wolf, animal painter, by A. H. Palmer. - London: 1895