Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834

This is a delightful set of hand-colored engravings of exotic fish for sale from Baron Georges Cuvier's "The Animal Kingdom". Cuvier, whose full name was Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier (French, 1769 – 1832), was a prominent French naturalist and one of the founders of modern paleontology. He was prominent enough in French history that he is one of only 72 people whose name is inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.

In 1817, Cuvier produced his famous work, "The Animal Kingdom", in 4 volumes. The work was later reprinted and these engravings are from the 1834 edition published in London by G. Henderson.

Each engraving measures 6" x 3.75" sight size and condition is excellent. They are presented in classic matching broken-leaf gold frames and neutral top mats. The inner mats vary in color and were chosen based on the dominant color in each engraving. Framed, each engraving measures 13.5" x 10.5". These would make a wonderful decor item for a coastal home or a great gift for anyone who likes to fish or is interested in nature in general.

Thank you for looking and please email or call me if you have questions. Bryan Roberts

Item ID: RL-1154

Set of Four Hand-Colored Cuvier Fish Engravings, 1834

$145 USD

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