C1894

Australian Lung-Fish

Scarce c.19th engraving of the Australian lungfish. Common names: Australian lungfish, Queensland lungfish, Burnett salmon or  barramunda. Binomial name; Neoceratodus forsteri First described:  Kreft 1870 First sightings: 1850s: It is strange that a curious creature like this, which was well … Read Full Description

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S/N: TRNH-5327-FISH–418896
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Full Title:

Australian Lung-Fish

Date:

C1894

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

127mm 
x 97mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australian Lung-Fish - Antique Print from 1894

Genuine antique
dated:

1894

Description:

Scarce c.19th engraving of the Australian lungfish.

Common names: Australian lungfish, Queensland lungfish, Burnett salmon or  barramunda.
Binomial name; Neoceratodus forsteri
First described:  Kreft 1870

First sightings: 1850s:
It is strange that a curious creature like this, which was well known to the early settlers at Wide Bay and other Queensland districts, should so long have escaped the eyes of those interested in natural history. This
animal is excellent eating, has salmon-coloured flesh… . A. Gunther, Burnett and Dawson Rivers, Qld.

 

Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mutzel (1839 - 1893)

Mutzel was a German artist, famous for his mammal and bird paintings, including the illustrations for the second edition of Alfred Edmund Brehm's Thierleben and Richard Lydekker's The Royal Natural History. He was the son of the painter Heinrich Mutzel and his wife Luise Pauline Friedrichs. He attended the French high school in his hometown. Subsequently Mutzel began to study at the Academy of Art at age 18 and was, amongst others, a pupil of the painter Eduard Daege. On 1 November 1865 Mützel married Anna Schönherr in Berlin and raised three children; Hans, Walter and Gertrud. Mützel and his wife settled in Königsberg in the Neumark, where he was active as photographer. To keep up with the latest technical developments in photography Mützel and his family moved to Berlin in 1870. After the Franco-German War Mützel started illustrating some of the more important encyclopedias of the time. He created a large number of illustrations for the German Ornithological Society, having been a member since 1874. Mutzel's diverse interests led also to his membership of the German Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory and the Association of Berlin artists. The Nielsen's che Choral Society awarded him with an honorary membership. Gustav Mutzel died on 29 October 1893.

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