1836 MOTHS JARDINES Antique Print CLIFDEN NONPAREIL Red Underwing ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM LIZARS Hand Col.

Product code: 16 (Apr 14)
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An original 1836 hand coloured print from engraving by William Lizars from The Naturalist's Library conducted by the Scottish Naturalist Sir William Jardine of Applegirth, Dumfriesshire.
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An original 1836 hand coloured print from engraving from the date stated and not a later reproduction.

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Moths engraved by William Home Lizars a Scottish engraver and painter. His engravings ranked amongst the finest of the early 19thC. Sir William Jardine Bart of Applegirth, Dumfriesshire (1800-1874), was a Scottish naturalist and editor of The Naturalists Library. From steel engravings; each subject was then hand-colored before publication.

The subjects of this engraving being:

Clifden Nonpareil (Blue underwing)

Red Underwing (Catocala nupta) Reive
 

Provenance: From The Naturalist's Library Conducted By Sir William Jardine - Entomology British Moths, Sphinxes etc - The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes &c. by James Duncan M. W. S. - Printed and Published by W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh & London, and Published W. Curry & Co. Dublin. 1836.

CONDITION/DIMENSIONS

It measures 170 x 100mm overall. There is some age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age. There are binding ripple marks to left edge of print, with small knick out of top corner - please see larger scan for condition. It is on good quality paper with a blank reverse, and is suitable for framing. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve.
 

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Condition Used
Product Code 16 (Apr 14)
Weight 0.1kg