@1819 French Prêtre fish print with 3 species of mullet

  Tome 3        20         Page 394
Prêtre pinx   Sophie Cornu Sc
  1. Le Mulle rouget…Page 389
  2. Le Mulle surmulet …394
  3. Le Mulle auriflamme…396

(Volume III, Print #20 Page 394)

(Drawn by Prêtre, engraved by Sophie Cornu)

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

Hand-coloured print.

Lovely colours.

Light browning top and right edge, very light yellowing elsewhere.

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.

 

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