C1843

Cychla argus [Orinoco peacock bass]

Artist:

James Hope Stewart (1789 - 1856)

Modern common names   Orinoco peacock bassModern binomial name    Cichla orinocensisFirst described                   Humboldt, 1821 Distribution:                       South America : basins of the Orinoco River and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Cychla argus [Orinoco peacock bass]

Date:

C1843

Artist:

James Hope Stewart (1789 - 1856)

Engraver:

William Home Lizars 
(1788 – 
1859)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 100mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cychla argus [Orinoco peacock bass] - Antique Print from 1843

Genuine antique
dated:

1843

Description:

Modern common names   Orinoco peacock bass
Modern binomial name    Cichla orinocensis
First described                   Humboldt, 1821 

Distribution:
                       South America : basins of the Orinoco River and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela , the Amazon River and the Black River

Biography:

James Hope Stewart (1789-1856)

Stewart, was a factor from Gillenbie, Dumfriesshire, who emerged from obscurity in 1833 to produce over 545 of the 1,351 different illustrations for Sir William Jardine’s Naturalists Library and then quietly returned to farming in 1843. 

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 Audubo 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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