C1785

Acipenser Huson. The Great Sturgeon.

Artist:

Marcus Elizer Bloch (1723 - 1799)

The most sought after image of the Sturgeon from the greatest fish series ever produced, Bloch’s Ichthyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Poissons. The colouring had additional gold, silver, and bronze added to accentuate the metallic sheen of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Acipenser Huson. The Great Sturgeon.

Date:

C1785

Artist:

Marcus Elizer Bloch (1723 - 1799)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

375mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Acipenser Huson. The Great Sturgeon. - Antique Print from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

The most sought after image of the Sturgeon from the greatest fish series ever produced, Bloch’s Ichthyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Poissons. The colouring had additional gold, silver, and bronze added to accentuate the metallic sheen of the fish scales.  and redirected his attention to the study of fish in his later life.

Common names Beluga or European Sturgeon

Modern binomial name Huso huso

First described Linnaeus 1758

Distribution Capsian and Black Sea

From Bloch’s Ichthyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Poissons.

Biography:

Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723–1799)

Bloch was a German medical doctor and naturalist. He is generally considered one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century. He is best known for his encyclopedic work on ichthyology. Between 1782 and 1795 he published his Naturgeschichte der Fische, a comprehensive work on fishes. 

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