John David Revel, R.O.I. (1884-1967)
Portrait of Reginald Innes Pocock F.R.S. (1863-1947) seated at his desk smoking a cigarette, with a tiger skull
signed 'Revel' (lower right)
oil on canvas
40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)

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Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 7 March 2002, lot 160.
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Reginald Innes Pocock F.R.S. (1863-1947) was a British zoologist. In 1885 he became an assistant at the National History Museum where he became the recognised authority on Arachnida and Myriapoda before being appointed a superintendent at the London Zoo in 1904. He is credited as first describing the leopon, the hybrid offspring of a male leopard and a female lion, in a letter to The Field in 1912.

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