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@1819 French Prêtre fish print with 3 species bream

$30.00 CAD

     Tome 4       2         Page 76

   Prêtre pinx          Plée père Sc

  1. Le Spare maron…Page 75
  2. Le Spare paon…77
  3. Le Spare zonéphore…79

(Volume IV, Print #2 Page 76)

(Drawn by Prêtre, engraved by Plée father)

Taken from 'Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, par M. le Comte de Lacepède Tome Quatrième Paris 1819'.

Handcoloured print.

Lovely colours.

Paper crinkled left border. Slight browning upper border.

12.5 X 21.25 cm  4-7/8” X 8-3/8“

 

Jean-Gabriel Prêtre (20 December 1768 – 29 April 1849) was a Swiss-French natural history painter who illustrated birds, mammals and reptiles in a large number of books. Several species of animal were named after him.