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Aylmer Bourke Lambert engraving John Russell 1805

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Aylmer Bourke Lambert


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Antique print relating to Australia


'Aylmer Bourke Lambert Esq FRS, Vice President of the Linnean Society', vignette below portrait engraved by John George Landseer (1761 or 1769-1852) after Ramsay Richard Reinagle ARA (1775-1862). 'Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1761-1842) was Vice President of the Linnaean Society of London for nearly 50 years. He was a friend and correspondent of Sir Joseph Banks, and took a great interest in the botanical and zoological discoveries emerging from New Holland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as they were transmitted back to London, whether as living or dead specimens, as seeds, or as drawings. Lambert compiled the collection from Surgeon General John White's specimens and drawings brought from Sydney to London in 1795.' Ref. State Library New South Wales. John Russell was an English painter renowned for his portrait work in oils and pastels. Published by Robert John Thornton (1768-1837), physician and writer and publisher on botany. One mark on left hand side. Sheet not wavy as appears in photo and faint line across centre of image not on actual engraving.

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artist William Holl Sr (1771-1838) after John Russell (1745-1806)
method Stipple and line engraving
date 1805
size 490mm by 345mm (platemark)
SKU AU5946