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L'Autour French antique bird engraving Seve

L'Autour

$165.00

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Antique natural history print
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French copper line engraving, c1770. Jacques E. De Seve was the principal artist commissioned by Georges-Louis Leclerec, Comte de Buffon to illustrate his 'Histoire Naturelle'. De Seve was not content to simply portray his animals in a dry and factual manner. Rather, he insisted on providing full backgrounds, including classical landscapes. Faint cockling to sheet.
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artist Guttenberg after Jacques E. De Seve
method Copper-line engraving
date C1770
size 220mm by 170mm (platemark)
SKU NH3953