C1767

Starfish

Magnificent engraving from the most desirable and largest edition of Knorr’s, ‘Deliciae naturae selectae’, with full original hand colouring. The engravings for this series were taken from specimens in famous German, ‘Cabinets of Curiositiies’ which were very much in vogue … Read Full Description

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S/N: KNOR-1767-08–218445
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Full Title:

Starfish

Date:

C1767

Condition:

In excellent original good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 340mm
AUTHENTICITY
Starfish - Antique Print from 1767

Genuine antique
dated:

1767

Description:

Magnificent engraving from the most desirable and largest edition of Knorr’s, ‘Deliciae naturae selectae’, with full original hand colouring. The engravings for this series were taken from specimens in famous German, ‘Cabinets of Curiositiies’ which were very much in vogue with wealthy European collectors. From Knorr’s ‘oder auserlesenes Naturalien-Cabinet’, (Selected Cabinet of Objects from Nature). Georg Wolfgang Knorr was a paleontologist, painter, draftsman, engraver, collector, publisher and art dealer.

Josef Wolf (1820 - 1899)

Born and educated in Prussia, Wolf was apprenticed to a lithographer at the age of sixteen, but after three years he returned home to work on a series of small, detailed bird drawings. This album of drawings brought Wolf recognition from book editors and museums in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. After working as an illustrator on commission, Wolf enrolled at the Antwerp Academy in 1847 to study painting. In 1848, he moved to London where he soon established himself among the leading naturalists and wildlife artists. In 1856, Gould and Wolf traveled together through Norway to study and sketch birds including ptarmigans, golden eagles, and ospreys. Gould included Wolf's depictions of game and water birds and birds of prey in his, The Birds of Great Britain (1862-1873). Among Wolf's other great achievements were his illustrations for the London Zoological Society's The Zoological Sketches (1856-67) and D.G. Elliot's The Life and Habits of Wild Animals (1874). Wolf became the most famous ornithological artist during his time.

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