Eustreptospondylus returns

So yesterday I muttered about how I mysteriously had a new found interest in the British Middle Jurassic theropod Eustreptospondylus. And here is the reason for that, a Luis Rey original of that self-same taxon. When I last visited him he was kind enough to give me one of his old ‘sketches’ (he considered this little more than a draft I think) for a book he’d been working on. As I understand it, this never got redone or published so this is, sort of, a first. Obviously I’m delighted with it and it’s now part of my ever growing collection of wildlife and palaeoart.

10 Responses to “Eustreptospondylus returns”


  1. 1 Albertonykus 26/03/2011 at 1:07 pm

    I think this falls under interesting.

  2. 2 Traumador the Tyrannosaur 26/03/2011 at 3:27 pm

    Lucky guy is all I have to say.

    Very nice picture. Too bad it was never published.

  3. 3 Marc Vincent 26/03/2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’m really not sure about that purple…but apart from that, wonderful work from Luis Rey as usual.

  4. 5 mattvr 27/03/2011 at 9:12 am

    Of course you now need to up its value by knocking off the artist. ;-)

  5. 6 Andrzej Wolniewicz 27/03/2011 at 11:48 am

    The picture was published at least twice. It features in the book ‘A guide to Dinosaurs’, ed. M. K. Brett-Surman, Weldon Owen Publishing, 2002. I also remember this image from a block of stamps from some African country which was issued in the 2000s, but unfortunately I can’t recall the details of that issue.

    • 7 David Hone 27/03/2011 at 12:05 pm

      Wow, I obviously had no idea. If anyone has that book and a scan of the image I’d be most intrigued to see if this is the exact one, or if Luis went on to tweak or even repaint it at a later date. Thanks for that!

  6. 8 Andrzej Wolniewicz 27/03/2011 at 12:19 pm

    Scan on the way :)

  7. 10 Panzerraptor 01/04/2011 at 12:54 am

    Hey I remember that pic. That’s in The Nature Companions’ Rocks, Fossils, and Dinosaurs. He also did a pretty insane Leallynasaura in the book. Man Luis, your art is just so pimp!


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