William H. Lizars - Lot van 4 handgekleurde Gravures van varkens / zwijnen uit “The Naturalist's Library', Jardine

Description
William H. Lizars - Lot van 4 handgekleurde Gravures van varkens / zwijnen uit “The Naturalist's Library', Jardine
Engraving - Plate signed - 1840

This lot consists of 4 hand-coloured antique prints of pigs.

These vibrant prints are from the Mammals volumes of The Naturalist's Library. Sir William Jardine, who edited the series, commissioned experts throughout Europe to author each of the 40 volumes organized by four major topics — mammals, birds, insects, and fish. The volumes included over 1300 hand-coloured plates produced from engravings by William Lizars, the eminent Scottish engraver and painter of topographical views.

Sir William Jardine (publisher) • Wm. Lizars (principal engraver)
1830s-1840s, London & Edinburgh

Original hand-coloured engravings over 170 years old
Sheet size: approximately 16 x 9 cm, 3.5 x 6.5 inches.

Wonderful for small walls or intimate spaces. They also make great groupings.

This lot consists of the following prints:

plate 23 babyroussa
plate 24 ealian's phascocochoeres
Plate 26 Collared Peccary (Native of S. America)
Plate 27 White-lipped Peccary

The prints are packed in plastic in a temporary cardboard passepartout for safe shipping. The number that is visible on some prints is of course not on the print but on the plastic packaging. Sometimes the shadow/sprakle of the plastic can be seen on the photo.

Lot details
Artist
William H. Lizars
Title of artwork
Lot van 4 handgekleurde Gravures van varkens / zwijnen uit “The Naturalist's Library', Jardine
Year
1840
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
9×16 cm
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