This beautiful framed Biedermeier Engraving of Bernard Germain de Lacépède is a typical example for 19th Century Steel Engravings. It dates back to circa 1830 and was once part of The Naturalists Library by Sir William Jardine. The engraving was made by Wm. Lizars. In this stunning original 19th Century Oval Frame with Gilt it is a true Gem of the Biedermeier Epoche. The plated Gold metal and wood frame surrounding this beautiful engraving is simply stunning.
About the Engraving:
Published : Edinburgh Scotland, circa 1835
About The Naturalist's Library:
Sir William Jardine, who edited the series, commissioned experts throughout Europe to author each of the 40 volumes organized by four major topics — mammals, birds, insects, and fish. The volumes included over 1300 hand-coloured plates produced from engravings by William Lizars, the eminent Scottish engraver and painter of topographical views.
About Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède or La Cépède (26 December 1756 – 6 October 1825):
He was a French naturalist and an active freemason. He is known for his contribution to the Comte de Buffon's great work, the Histoire Naturelle.
Measurements:8 1/2 X 6 1/2 inches
Condition: In good condition with some wear. (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)
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