You can almost feel the haste in which Darwin wrote this page, the new dangerous idea’s flowing from his mind to paper.
Each time I recreate the past, my work is signed, & serial numbered in the order it was created. As each one is hand made, it may differ slightly from the one pictured, every single one is unique and made with care. This is what makes these works of art so unique!
This is the full page 36 from the notebook he carried during the beagle voyages featuring one of the most famous of his unpublished tree’s of life. The tips of the branches show the species that are still alive today, and the truck shows all the species that have ever existed all sharing a common ancestor at the start.
Darwin explains: “’From the first growth of the tree, many a limb and branch has decayed and dropped off; and these fallen branches of various sizes may represent those whole orders, families, and genera which have now no living representatives, and which are known to us only in a fossil state.’” So amazing!
What will you receive:
1 x Hand Darwin drawing
1 x Certificate that describes the piece, so you can become an expert!
1 x Set of stick on labels
Each one is Signed, & Serial Numbered in the order it was created. As each one is hand made & staining process is random, it may differ slightly from the one pictured, every single one is unique!
Don’t want the aged look? – We can also draw it onto any of these papers – Available at checkout
Mohawk, felt texture, cream color -216gsm
Mohawk, felt texture, white color -216gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Sage – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Salmon – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Natural – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Dark Natural – 176gsm
Here’s the translation for the page:
Case must be that one generation then should be as many living as now
To do this & to have many species in same genus (as is) requires extinction
Thus between A & B immense gap of relation. C & B. the finest gradation, B & D rather greater distinction. Thus genera would be formed. — bearing relation
to ancient types. — with several extinct forms for if each species an ancient (1) is capable of making 13 recent forms. [there are 13 lines in the sketch that have a perpendicular line at the end] Twelve of the contemporary’s must have left no offspring at all, [there are 12 lines that are without a perpendicular line at the end] so as to keep number of species constant.