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Pair of Swans

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Netherlands
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials hand-coloured engraved plates
W. 25.98 in; H. 20.28 in;
W. 66 cm; H. 51.5 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1770
Description Pair of Swans: ANAS CYGNUS tab I and ANAS CYGNUS tab II, from Nederlandsche Vogelen.

Nozeman’s work, which he couldn’t finished, became the first comprehensive account of the avifauna of Holland and was the most expensive book for sale in Holland at the time.

The plates of the book depict all species known in the Netherlands through the time of publication and frequently feature eggs and nests. They were boldly coloured by the publisher and still belong to the most famous ornithological representations.

Pair of hand-coloured engraved plate by Sepp and Sepp the Younger. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 51.5 by 66 cm.
Styles / Movements Other
Incollect Reference Number 267601
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