Bird, Chazal after Massart for de Buffon, Plate T4,  c 1830

Bird, Chazal after Massart for de Buffon, Plate T4, c 1830

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Date: c1830

Author: De Buffon

Artist: Chazal

Engraver: Massart

Publisher: Pourrat Freres, after De Buffon New Edition

Paper Size: 155 x 245

Condition: good, tonal markings on page edges

Technique: steel engraving, hand colouring

Price: $100

Description: This hand coloured engraving originates from "Ouevres Completes de Buffon,suivies de la classification comparee de Cu, Lesson. etc.  Nouvelle Edition revue par M Richard, professor a la facultede medicine de Paris. Published in Paris by Pourrat Freres

 Provenance:

First Published by Comte De Buffon

French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and author.

Buffon's views influenced the next 2 generations of naturalists including Jean-Baptiste Lamark and Charles Darwin

The minute precision of Edouard Travies work places him with the best of France's scientific artists. His bird drawings are considered to be some of the best ever produced