Perameles obesula. Native of New South Wales. [Bandicoot]


Title:
Perameles obesula. Native of New South Wales. [Bandicoot]
Date:
C1841
Artist:
William Home Lizars (1788-1859)
Image Size:
95mm x 155mm (3.74" x 6.1")
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Copper engraving with original hand colouring.
Price:

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Stock Number:
TNLMM 014 ANI AA (NIG) (B009)
Description:

C19th engraving of the Southern Brown Bandicoot, from The Naturalist’s Library. This series of engravings of Australian mammals, predates Gould’s epic work done in 1863. This is the first issue with fine original hand colouring.

Modern common: Southern Brown Bandicoot, Short-Nosed Bandicoot.

Modern scientific name: Isoodon obesulus

First described Shaw 1797

Distribution: WA, SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD.

Reference: MOA Pg 176

Biography:

William Home Lizars (1788–1859)

Lizars was born at Edinburgh in 1788. He was an artist and engraver, the son of Daniel Lizars, and brother of the surgeon John Lizars.

His sister Jean (Jane) Home married Sir William Jardine.His father was a publisher and an engraver and Lizars was apprenticed to his father. He furthered his studies at the Trustees' Academy, Edinburgh. Lizars took over his fathers business on his death. Lizars met J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826  and agreed to publish Audubon monumental engravings. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy.

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