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Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engravings, Set of Six, circa 1770

US$4,500 per set

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Francois Nicholas Martinet bird engravings, Set of six, circa 1770. This a set of six but we have another set listed separately which match these to make twelve. The framed Francois Martinet engravings From Buffon's Historie Naturelle des Oiseaux display beautifully in large frames. Dimensions: 21 3/4 inches high x 13 inches wide x 3/4 inches deep (sight: 10 inches x 8 1/4 inches). Over the course of his illustrious career, François Nicolas Martinet (1731-1790?) engrved illustrations of birds for some of the most influential naturalists in 18th-century France, including François Salèrne, Mathurin Brisson, and, above all, Georges Louis Leclerc, le comte de Buffon. This exceptional, hand-colored engraving is from Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon's work Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux . The work was published in Paris from 1770 to 1786. Francois Nicolas Martinet provided all of the illustrations for the work. Histoire Naturelle was the most comprehensive and noted ornithological work of the 1700s. It included a broad variety of birds native to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Martinet was one of the greatest birds artists of the 18th century. He worked for the French court as an engraver and artist. Martinet's illustrations are accurate and beautifully artistic.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.75 in. (55.25 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Georgian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1770-1779
  • Date of Manufacture
    1770
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Downingtown, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ny8837A1stDibs: LU861011086381

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