Item #1142 Cassowary of New South Wales (Emu). After Sarah Stone.

Cassowary of New South Wales (Emu)

Copper-line engraving. 1789. 230mm by 175mm (platemark). Sarah Stone was a zoological artist, her fine depictions of birds formed part of a series of works documenting Sir Ashton Lever's Leverian Museum. She was the daughter of a professional ladies' fan painter who likely encouraged her interest in art.
From 'Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales' by John White (1757/8-1832).For further information :

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Price: $450.00

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