Animals in the arts

Kobayashi Kiyochika: [A whale and three fish sitting down to a formal dinner of Russian sailors] (1904-1905)

Japanese propaganda cartoon from the Russo-Japanese war. Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) was a woodblock painter and caricaturist.

Paolo Trubeckoj: I divoratori di cadaveri (~1900)

Paolo Trubeckoj was als known as Prince Petr Petrovich Troubetzkoy.

The sculpture shows a man eating a piece of meat and a young dead pig on the table. This part of the sculpture has the inscription "contro natura" (against nature). Next to the table there is a hyena feeding on a human cadaver. There is an inscription that says "secondo natura" (in accordance with nature).
Paolo Trubeckoj was a convinced ethical vegetarian (since 1899). Tolstoy admired him.

Here you can see that they're actually two sculptures.

Paolo Trubeckoj: bambina con orso (1906, I think)

M. Wutzer: Der Vivisektor im Angesicht der Kreatur 

(The vivisector face to face with the creature / El vivisector cara a cara con la criatura) I don't know the year.

David Teniers (1610-1690): The temptation of Saint Anthony 

(Die Versuchung des heiligen Antonius / La tentación de San Antonio) The exact year is probably unknown.

John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark (1778)

Watson refers to Brook Watson, the naked man being attacked by a shark, somewhere near Cuba. John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)

Gabriel Cornelius von Max (1840-1915): Der Vivisektor (1883)

(The Vivisector / El vivisector)

Gabriel Cornelius von Max: Saure Erfahrung

(Bitter experience / experiencia ácida)

Albrecht Dürer: Hieronymus im Gehäus (1514)

(Hieronymus in his workshop / Jéronimo en su despacho) Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)