C1807

Quadrupeds Bos Taurus Oxen.

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Portraits of the Long Horned or Lancashire Breed. From the Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.

$A 175

S/N: ANI-OS-1820-REES-03–199089
(C079)
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Full Title:

Quadrupeds Bos Taurus Oxen.

Date:

C1807

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Engraver:

G. Murray 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
Quadrupeds Bos Taurus Oxen. - Antique Print from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Portraits of the Long Horned or Lancashire Breed.
From the Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)

Initially worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazine The 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’s Botanical Magazine. He established The Botanical Register  in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis’s editor.

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