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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 10. The Elephant.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 10. The Elephant.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by W Hawkins.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph. 365 x 485mm (14¼ x 19"). Small tears. Vertical fold through the centre of the image as normal. Creasing in bottom left and both right corners
A central illustration of Indian elephants, surrounded by eight vignette scenes of their harvesting and products, including shellac, dye and sealing wax. Drawn by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms.
[Ref: 53948]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elephants]
[Elephants]
50/100 [signed Charles Cain]
London, [n.d. c. 1920-30s].
Fine etching. 175 x 250mm (7 x 9¾"), with wide margins. Vertical crease along left margin.
Three elephants, which look to be drawn from figurines. Charles W. Cain (1893-1962) produced 74 etchings and engravings of scenes in Iraq, Persia, India and Burma (Myanmar) between the 1920s and 1930s, likely inspired by his service in the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia. With such a distinctive thematic subject Cain gained a strong reputation as an Orientalist printmaker.
[Ref: 53950]   £360.00  
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[Kiwi] Mantell's Apteryx.
[Kiwi] Mantell's Apteryx. Apteryx Mantelli.
[Lithographed by Joseph Smit after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: Henry Graves & Company, 1861-1867.]
Coloured lithograph, trimmed to image and mounted on card with gilt title, as issued. Printed area 245 x 340mm (9½ x 13½"), with very large margins.
Five kiwis in a landscape, from 'Zoological Sketches by Joseph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', issued in two parts, 1861 and 1867. Kiwi arrived at London Zoo in 1851, making it the first zoo to keep the bird, but the first breeding in captivity only occurred in 1945. in 2007 only 13 zoos worldwide held kiwi. Joseph Wolf (1820-99), a German artist, specialized in natural history illustration, and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art, having depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures. He worked with John Gould on 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Sir Edwin Landseer considered him 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived'.
[Ref: 53913]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals. Shewing Their Utility To Man In Their Employment During Life And Uses After Death.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals. Shewing Their Utility To Man In Their Employment During Life And Uses After Death. Crustacea & Reptiles.
Designed & Drawn on Stone by R. K. Thomas.
Published by Thomas Varty. Adelaide St. Strand. [n.d., c.1850.]
Hand coloured lithograph. 365 x 485mm (14¼ x 19"). Vertical centrefold as issued, reinforced with tape on the reverse.
A central illustration featuring a crab, lobster and marine turtle is surrounded by ten vignette scenes depicting these animals commercial uses and relationship to man, in life and death (each captioned). Plate to 'Graphic Illustrations Of Animals'. Numbered 'Pl. 21' upper right.
[Ref: 53947]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 17. The Silk Worm.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 17. The Silk Worm.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by W Hawkins.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph. 375 x 485mm (14¾ x 19"). Some spotting near top left corner and along lower title area and margin. Loss to bottom left corner. Three repaired tears along lower edge.
A central illustration of the stages of life of the silk worm and moth, surrounded by nine vignette scenes of sericulture and silk manufacture. From 'Graphic Illustrations Of Animals', illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms.
[Ref: 53946]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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