C1834

White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias )

Artist:

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

This engraving is based on an earlier engraving issued in Marcus Elieser Bloch’s, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, published in 1758. Modern common names Great White Shark, Great White, White Shark, White Pointer or White Death Modern binomial name Carcharodon carcharias … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias )

Date:

C1834

Artist:

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias ) - Antique Print from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

This engraving is based on an earlier engraving issued in Marcus Elieser Bloch’s, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische, published in 1758.

Modern common names Great White Shark, Great White, White Shark, White Pointer or White Death

Modern binomial name Carcharodon carcharias

First described Linneaus 1758

From Jardine’s, The Naturalist Library

Biography:

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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