C1843

Pomatomus Telescopium (The Large-eyed Pomatome)

Artist:

James Hope Stewart (1789 - 1856)

Modern common names   Telescope cardinalModern binomial name    Epigonus telescopusFirst described                  Risso 1810Distribution                      North Atlantic: Iceland to the Canary Islands and Corner Seamounts. Southeast Atlantic, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pomatomus Telescopium (The Large-eyed Pomatome)

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
Pomatomus Telescopium (The Large-eyed Pomatome) - Antique Print from 1843

Genuine antique
dated:

1843

Description:

Modern common names   Telescope cardinal
Modern binomial name    Epigonus telescopus
First described                  Risso 1810
Distribution                      North Atlantic: Iceland to the Canary Islands and Corner Seamounts. Southeast Atlantic, Indian and Southwest Pacific: Walvis Ridge off southwestern Africa to New Zealand.

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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