P.O. Box 586 Downingtown, PA 19335 , United States Call Seller 212.308.2022


Madame Pauline Knip Engravings of A Pigeon, Columba Coronata

$ 4,500
  • 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)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: paper
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1809-11
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Dealer Reference #: NY09698-08
    Incollect Reference #: 490555
  • 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;
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Our mission is to offer our clients exquisite objects which reflect my passion and keen eye which I have developed for decorative objects over more than forty years. My commitment to excellence has made it my privilege to delight collectors, designers and museum curators.

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