Gebus Procellaria - G Diomedia. (Petrel) (Albatross)


Title:
Gebus Procellaria - G Diomedia. (Petrel) (Albatross)
Date:
C1820
Artist:
Sydneham Edwards
Image Size:
225mm x 190mm (8.86" x 7.48")
Sheet Size:
270mm x 211mm (10.63" x 8.31")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
BI OS 1820 REES 006B (NAY) (DRW01)
Description:

1. Procellaria Capensis. (Pintado Petrel)

2. Procellaria Fuliginosa. (Sooty Petrel)

3. Procellaria Pelagica. (Stormy Petrel)

4. Procellaria Gigantea. (Giant Petrel)

5. Diomedea Spadicea. (Chocolate Albatross)

6. Diomedea Chlororynchos. (Yellow Nosed Albatross)

From Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature made by 100 contributors, most of whom were nonconformists. They were specialists in their fields, covering the arts and humanities, agriculture, science, technology, and medicine. 

Biography:

Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)

Initially worked for Curtis's Botanical Magzine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazineThe Botanical Register.

He was born in Monmouthshire, a from an early age demonstrated a precocious talent for drawing and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis. A friend of William Curtis, the publisher visited the Edwards and recommended the boy to Curtis. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration. Edwards was a prolific talent and between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He establishedThe Botanical Register  in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis's editor.

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