Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1
Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet   Group #1

FRANÇOIS-NICOLAS MARTINET (1725-1804)

Bird Engravings on Paper Audubon Style by Francois-Nicolas Martinet Group #1

1790 France

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US$165 usd
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Hundreds of individual bird scenes captured on paper in the style of the Audubon bird engravings.
These small, gem like, hand-colored engravings of birds represent the rare and compelling ornithological drawings of the influential ornithologist, naturalist, and painter Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, the founder of the Museum of Natural History in Paris. He is often thought of as the founding father of ornithology. His work prefigured the works of John James Audubon. The engravings were made on original 18th century rag paper by Francois-Nicolas Martinet. These engravings are in mint condition ready to be framed. They would make a beautiful presentation in any home especially in the home of a bird lover.
Dimensions: 6 inches x 3.5 inches (8 inches x 10 inches in the matte).
Condition: Excellent.
Each engraving is $165 a pair $320. THE PRICE OF $320 IS FOR A PAIR
We have over 100 engravings in total.
Several dozen engravings of water birds made 1771-1790.
Several dozen engravings of songbirds made 1771-1795.
They come from the collection Buffon-Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux: Illustre´e Par 1008 Gravures de Francois-Nicolas Martinet (Buffon- A Natural History of Birds Illustrated with 1008 engravings by Francois-Nicolas Martinet). With this natural history of birds Buffon attempted to paint the world's birds precisely and in their natural environment. In this same way 30 years later John James Audubon published his major work: "The Birds of America".
We ship small items like these to the UK via USPS the prices are quite reasonable. Ask us for a specific quote on any item.



 
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 0.20 inch (0.51 cm)
Width 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Depth 3.50 inch (8.89 cm)
Medium
18th century rag paper
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