Thylacines occurred in various areas and habitats accross Tasmania but this painting depicts them amongst a heath-dominated understory near Cradle Mountain.
William Cooper replayed a short film of Thylacines in captivity many many times, getting to know the animal's jizz and movement before becoming confident enough to draw the animal and paint it in its native habitat. He also visited areas that were known to have been the habitat of the Thylacine and draw the plants native to the area.
Tasmania was settled by Europeans in 1803 and Thylacines were declared extinct in 1936.
Dimensions: 75 x 45 cm
Edition of 240
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