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Grimm or Guinea Antelope

Artist/Collection: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,
Product Code: FRP27274
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Grimm or Guinea Antelope

21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)
Antilope grimmia

This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon's English edition of Natural History. Buffon's works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century." The print was made by copper plate engraving, has fine details and delicate hand coloring. The paper is creamy white, in good condition apart from light foxing around the margins and is blank on the reverse side.

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Style
Date Made1800-1849
Paper Size21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)
ShapePortrait
Main ColorMulticolored
Size Category11 to 20 cm (4 to 8 inches)
Tags: antelope
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