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Donovan - Pair of Butterfly Engravings

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This original hand-colored engraving is from Edward Donovan?s work The Naturalist?s Repository of Exotic Natural History? Of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Shells, Marine Productions? . The work was published in London between 1822 and 1827.

Edward Donovan was involved in all the steps of creating the illustrations in his works from the drawing, etching, engraving, and hand-coloring. His artistic hand created some of the finest engravings that often have the appearance of watercolors. Donovan was an avid natural history collector, fellow of the Linnean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society. He also opened his own private museum in 1807, the London Museum and Institute of Natural History.

Donovan?s engravings are noted for their exceptionally hand-colored images. He drew the images himself from his own museum as well as the collections of Sir Joseph Banks & Dru Drury.

Paper Size ~ 5 3/4" by 9 1/2"
Condition Report: The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. Some of the plates in the work may exhibit faint offset, toning, or minor imperfections or fox marks to be expected with age, but generally excellent condition. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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This original hand-colored engraving is from Edward Donovan?s work The Naturalist?s Repository of Exotic Natural History? Of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Shells, Marine Productions? . The work was published in London between 1822 and 1827.

Edward Donovan was involved in all the steps of creating the illustrations in his works from the drawing, etching, engraving, and hand-coloring. His artistic hand created some of the finest engravings that often have the appearance of watercolors. Donovan was an avid natural history collector, fellow of the Linnean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society. He also opened his own private museum in 1807, the London Museum and Institute of Natural History.

Donovan?s engravings are noted for their exceptionally hand-colored images. He drew the images himself from his own museum as well as the collections of Sir Joseph Banks & Dru Drury.

Paper Size ~ 5 3/4" by 9 1/2"
Condition Report: The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. Some of the plates in the work may exhibit faint offset, toning, or minor imperfections or fox marks to be expected with age, but generally excellent condition. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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