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George Shaw portrait engraving John Russell

George Shaw MD FRS

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Antique print relating to Australia
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George Shaw MD FRS, Author of General Zoology', vignette below portrait engraved by EW Thomson and titled 'Back view of the British Museum'. George Shaw (1751-1813) was an English naturalist. He published the first descriptions with scientific names of several of the common and best known Australian animals, for example, the platypus, echidna, wombat, budgerigar and black snake. He provided the well-known generic name (Macropus) for the common grey kangaroo. The chief works in which he described Australian animals are: Zoology of New Holland (1794), The Naturalists' Miscellany 1-24 (1789-1813), and General Zoology, 1-8 (1800-12). He also contributed part of the account of the animals in John White's Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (1790). 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. Sheet not wavy as appears in photo. A couple of light handling creases.
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artist William Holl Sr (1771-1838) after John Russell (1745-1806)
method Stipple and line engraving
date 1803
size 490mm by 345mm (platemark)
SKU AU5948