1831, Pretre Original Engr. Fine Antique Watercolouring Cape Rivercrab XMC

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1831, Pretre Original Engr. Fine Antique Watercolouring Cape Rivercrab XMC
1831, Pretre Original Engr. Fine Antique Watercolouring Cape Rivercrab XMC
1831, Pretre Original Engr. Fine Antique Watercolouring Cape Rivercrab XMC

1831, Pretre Original Engr. Fine Antique Watercolouring Cape Rivercrab XMC
” 2/3 x 6″ (22×15 cm). Really like small TREASURES. Biography of the Artist. He first worked as an illustrator recording specimens in the Empress Josephine’s zoo. He went on to be a member of Napoleonic survey of Egypt, between 1798 and 1801, where his work culminated in numerous plates for the Le Description de l’Egypte. These prints are from an extremely rare work of beautifully hand colored stipple engravings. It derives form the work of the luminaries of the 18th century and the later direction of Turpin. The “Dizionario di Scienze Naturali” in 26 text volumes and 4 atlas volumes came as one of the most extensive and wonderfull Natural History Dictionary. First published in France, it was then published in Italian in 1830 by Batelli & Sons (Ref: Ceresoli). The prints in excellent condition, are beautifully executed stipple engravings in very fine detail, all with original handcolouring. The colours are bright and very intense on a creamy white medium weight paper. Some are heightened with gold & silver. Each print measures approximately 6. Inches wide by 8 2. Inches long, with descriptions in Latin &/or Italian. There is no accompanying text. The images cannot show the minute detail of the stipple engravings. All our prints are guaranteed authentic antique prints. These prints are extremely rare. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “prantique-it” and is located in this country: IT. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Region of Origin: ITALY
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Artist: J.G. Prêtre
  • Production Technique: Engraving
  • Style: Biology – Natural History
  • Material: Copper Plate, Paper
  • Theme: Sea creatures, Natural History
  • Type: Print
  • Features: Antique Watercolour, Signed, Very fine details
  • Subject: Sea food, Crab, Fishing
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed: Yes
  • Date of Creation: 1830
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Signed By: J.G.Pretre
  • Year of Production: 1830
  • Color: Bright & Intense
  • Print Surface: Paper
  • Unit of Sale: Single-Piece Work

1831, Pretre Original Engr. Fine Antique Watercolouring Cape Rivercrab XMC