C1820

Order Grallae.Red flamingo, Roseate Spoon Bill, Horned Screamer, New Holland Jabiru

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

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.

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S/N: BI-OS-1820-REES-001–214952
(C080)
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Full Title:

Order Grallae.Red flamingo, Roseate Spoon Bill, Horned Screamer, New Holland Jabiru

Date:

C1820

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Order Grallae.Red flamingo, Roseate Spoon Bill, Horned Screamer, New Holland Jabiru - Antique Print from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

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.

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)

Initially worked for Curtis’sBotanical 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’sBotanical Magazine. He establishedThe Botanical Register  in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis’s editor.

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