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ILLUSTRATION DRAWN AND ENGRAVED BY RICHARD POLYDORE NODDER.
HANDCOLORED COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING
from George shaw & frederick nodder’s “the naturalist’s miscellany”, London.
FINISHED SIZE: 13" X 9,75"
This is a rare antique original hand colored engraving, C. 1795 of a beautiful butterfly by George Shaw and Frederick Nodder, from the Naturalist’s Miscellany, published in London between 1788 and 1813.
Printed on whatman paper, uncut, this plate no 157 measures 5 ¾” by 9 ½”. Great overall condition.
FINISHED SIZE: 13" X 9,75"
LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE PHOTOS TO BE SATISFIED, PHOTOS TELL ALL LOUDER THAN WORDS!
Shaw and Nodder’s works are highly thought after by collectors for their rarity and extremely decorative and whimsical nature
Pages of the book included also.
This print is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this print to be authentic.
Hand colored engraving of red admiral butterflies and caterpillars (Papilio atalanta) from "Naturalist's Miscellany" (1794).
"The Naturalist's Miscellany" written by George Shaw and illustrated by Frederick Nodder, published in England, 1789~1813. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a Doctor, Fellow of the Royal Society, co-founder of the Linnean Society, and Zoologist of the British Museum. He wrote the text in both English and Latin for all 24 volumes of the "Naturalist's Miscellany" from its launch in 1789 until his death in 1813. Simultaneously, Shaw was also writing the text for the 14 volumes of "General Zoology" published from 1800 to 1825. Like a Cabinet of Wonders, the series introduced hundreds of strange and wonderful lifeforms from the South Seas to a fascinated British public. Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751~1801?) was a gifted natural history artist and engraver. Nodder honed his draftsmanship working on Captain Cook and Joseph Banks' "Florilegium" and engraving Sydney Parkinson's sketches of Australian plants. He was made "botanic painter to her majesty" Queen Charlotte in 1785. Diarist Robert Jameson met him in 1793 and recorded that he was "a very awkward and strange looking man." Nodder also drew the botanical studies in Thomas Martyn's "Flora Rustica" (1792) and "38 Plates" (1799). Most of the 1,064 illustrations of animals, birds, insects, crustaceans, fishes, marine life and microscopic creatures for the "Naturalist's Miscellany" were drawn, engraved and published by Frederick Nodder's family. Frederick himself drew and engraved many of the copperplates until his death. His wife Elizabeth is credited as publisher on the volumes after 1801. Their son Richard Polydore (1774~1823) was responsible for the plates signed RN or RPN. Richard exhibited at the Royal Academy and became botanic painter to King George III. The illustrations are characterized by vivid colouring, fine detail, and a certain posed stiffness in the ornithological portraits, perhaps because they were sketched from dead specimens.
The naturalist's miscellany, or Coloured figures of natural objects
by Shaw, George, 1751-1813; Leach, William Elford, 1790-1836. Zoological miscellany; Nodder, Frederick Polydore, ill; Nodder, R. P. (Richard P.), fl. 1790-1820, ill; Nodder, Elizabeth, publisher; McMillan, Buchanan, fl. 1801-1834, printer; Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930, donor. DSI; Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Library, former owner. DSI
Publication date 1789
Topics Pictorial works, Animals
Publisher [London : Printed for Nodder & Co.]
The print is an original!
This is a real bargain, and ready to go!
It makes a great gift for collectors of rare prints.
(We show other artwork framed in one of a kind detailed hand-painted frames on the last pictures, framed prints that we carry in our store and that are listed now as well). Frames are unique and created especially for the art within. Frame comes with actual book text and Artist Bio for the frame.
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