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Lot 62510: Donovan - 4 Flounder or Fish Engravings

Est: $400 USD - $800 USDSold:
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksMay 18, 2024Franklin, TN, US

Item Overview

Description

This original hand-colored engraving is from Edward Donovan’s work The Natural History of British Fishes. This first edition work was published in London between 1802 and 1808.

Edward Donovan was involved in all the steps of creating the illustrations in his works from the drawing, etching, engraving, and hand-coloring. His artistic hand created some of the finest engravings that often have the appearance of watercolors.

Donovan was an avid natural history collector, fellow of the Linnean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society. He also opened his own private museum in 1807, the London Museum and Institute of Natural History.

Donovan’s engravings are noted for their exceptionally hand-colored images. He drew the images himself from his own museum as well as the collections of Sir Joseph Banks & Dru Drury.

Dimensions

~ 5 1/2" by 9"

Artist or Maker

Medium

Originally Hand-colored Engraving

Date

1802-1808

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. Some of the plates in the work may exhibit faint offset, toning, or minor imperfections or fox marks to be expected with age, but generally excellent condition. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

The Natural History of British Fishes

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Shipping is handled within 1 business days of completed payment. If you have specific shipping requests or address changes, please contact us before completing payment so we are aware and can adjust the invoice if necessary. Shipping is billed directly after the sale. We typically ship via USPS and FedEx domestic and with USPS, FedEx Connect, or DHL international. We calculate based on the total package weight and destination. All shipments are insured, though to provide this some services may be required when shipping outside of the United States. We're glad to provide quotes and options of services.

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