@1819 French Prêtre fish print with 3 species of mullet #2

     Tome 5       5         Page 88

   Prêtre pinx          Melle Cornu Sc

  1. Le Muge cephale…Page 88
  2. La Muge tang…90
  3. La Muge plumier…90

(Volume V, Print #5 Page 88)

(Drawn by Prêtre, engraved by Miss Cornu).

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

Handcoloured print.

Lovely colours.

Browning top and right edge, a few other rust spots.

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.