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Madame Pauline Knip Engravings of A Pigeon, Columba Coronata

Documentation Signed
Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials paper
Dimensions
W. 21.25 in; H. 28.75 in; D. 1.25 in;
W. 53.98 cm; H. 73.03 cm; D. 3.18 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1809-11
Description Madame Pauline Knip Engraving of A Pigeon,
From Les pigeons par Madame Knip, ne?e Pauline de Courcelles ; le texte par C.J. Themminck,
Paris 1809-1811.

A remarkable large engraving of a pigeon- A Columba Coronata (Colombi-Galline Goura). The print floats within a gilt frame and white matte and with UV Tru-view Clear UV Glass.

Dimensions: 28 3/4 inches 21 3/4 inches wide x 1 1/4 inches; Sight: 20 3/4 inches high x 13 1/4 inches

Pauline Knip née Pauline Rifer de Courcelles (26 July 1781 – 18 April 1851) was a French bird artist who was married to Joseph August Knip from 1808 until divorce in 1824. Her paintings of birds, particularly the pigeons, were used in Coenraad Jacob Temminck's multi-part work Histoire Naturelle des Pigeons et des Gallinaces.

Plates printed in color and finished with hand-coloring.

Reference See- Publishing, Pretense, and Pigeons: The Case of Madame Knip by Alexandra K. Neuman, library technician in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, Smithsonian. https://blog.library.si.edu/blog/2017/03/31/publishing-pretense-pigeons-case-madame-knip/.

(Ref: NY09698-08)
Styles / Movements Other
Dealer Reference Number NY09698-08
Incollect Reference Number 490555
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