C1800

Pygmy Opossum

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

An early engraving of the Eastern Pygmy Possum   Binomial name: Cercartetus nanusFirst described: Desmarest, 1818Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD From Shaw’s, The Natural History Of Quadrupeds and Cetaceous Animals.

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Full Title:

Pygmy Opossum

Date:

C1800

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

208mm 
x 90mm

Paper Size: 

124mm 
x 208mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pygmy Opossum - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

An early engraving of the Eastern Pygmy Possum  

Binomial name: Cercartetus nanus
First described: Desmarest, 1818
Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD

From Shaw’s, The Natural History Of Quadrupeds and Cetaceous Animals.

Biography:

Moses Griffith (1747-1819)

Water-colour painter with no formal training but in 1769 he was engaged by Thomas Pennant who in discovering his aptitude as a draughtsman employed him to illustrate his tours. He then provided a number of illustrations for Pennant’s, Genera of Birds.

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