C1837

Untitled

Beautiful engraving with superb original hand colouring from, Dru Drury (1725 – 1803) Illustrations of Exotic Entomology Dru Drury devoted his time entirely to entomology after retiring from blacksmithing in 1789. His devotion to the study of entomology is evident in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Untitled

Date:

C1837

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 205mm
AUTHENTICITY
Untitled - Antique Print from 1837

Genuine antique
dated:

1837

Description:

Beautiful engraving with superb original hand colouring from, Dru Drury (1725 – 1803) Illustrations of Exotic Entomology

Dru Drury devoted his time entirely to entomology after retiring from blacksmithing in 1789. His devotion to the study of entomology is evident in his service as the president of the Society of Entomologists of London from 1780 – 1782. In 1837, he published a three volume study titled Illustrations of Exotic Entomology which was a very detailed and comprehensive study of exotic insects.  Drury himself was a prolific collector of specimens with over 11, 000 specimens in his collection.

Moses Harris (1730 - 1788)

Harris was encouraged in entomology from a young age by his uncle, a member of theSociety of the Aurelians.In 1762 he became secretary of a secondSociety of Aurelians.He was a talented artist and dispalyed some of his insect drawings at the Royal Academy in 1785. Harris's also created a'colour wheel'showing how a range of colours can be made from just three In the Natural System of Colours (between 1769 and 1776) he examined the work of Isaac Newton and tried to reveal the multitude of colours which can be created from three basic ones.Natural System of Colourswas published again in 1811, this time edited by Thomas Martyn and dedicated to the second President of the Royal Academy, Benjamin West.

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