These are works by "the greatest French artist of all time," according to Louis XIV. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) used his artistry to compare human and animal faces, later inspiring Charles Darwin to write The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

Bear

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Boar

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Camel

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Cat

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(via Charles Le Brun)

Cow

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Crow

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Donkey

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(via Charles Le Brun)

Eagle

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Goat

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Horse

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(via eBay)

Lion

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Lynx

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(via eBay)

Monkey

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Owl

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Ox

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Parrot

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(via Xiaoyang85)

Pig

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Rabbit

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Raccoon

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Ram

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Wolf

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The images are from Wellcome Library, except when noted otherwise.

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