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Australian Locust, Gumleaf Grasshopper engraving. R.P. Nodder c1800

Australian Locust, Gumleaf Grasshopper engraving. R.P. Nodder c1800

by Nodder, Richard Polydore

Antique print of Australian Locust by R.P. Nodder for George Shaw c1800.

Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving drawn, engraved and published in London circa 1800 by Richard Polydore Nodder (1774-1823) for assistant keeper of the zoological department of the British Museum, George Shaw (1751-1813), who was a co-founder of the Linnean Society (1788) and Fellow of the royal Society (1789).  R.P. Nodder succeeded his father Frederick Polydore Nodder as a fine animal painter, draughtsman and engraver in natural history. They had a similar clean, dramatic style of representation. Following F.P. Nodder's death, his wife assisted with publication of their work. R.P. Nodder was artist to King George III. Nodder engravings are noted for scientific accuracy and wonderfully defined detail.

This small engraving has been mounted in 'antique white' conservation matt board, and covered with cellophane for protection. The external measurement, reday for framing is 27 x 24cm (10.6 x 9.5 inches).

Stock Number: apRPN24Price: $132.00

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