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Kookaburra, poplar-framed, gilt-edged cracked-gesso mount, R.P.Nodder engraving c1815.

Kookaburra, poplar-framed, gilt-edged cracked-gesso mount, R.P.Nodder engraving c1815.

by Nodder, Richard Polydore

Contemporary colour copperplate engraving, Nodder Kookaburra antique print.

Original hand-coloured copperplate engraving for George Shaw and William Elford Leach's "The Zoological Miscellany: being descriptions of new, or interesting animals... illustrated with coloured figures, drawn from nature by R.P. Nodder". Published in London in 1815 by E. Nodder & Son.

Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751-1801) completed most of the 1,064 distinctively styled hand-coloured engravings of all kinds of animals for George Shaw's Naturalist's Miscellany. After Nodder died, his son Richard Polydore Nodder (1774-1823) continued his tradition, while F.P. Nodder's wife assisted George Shaw in compiling and publishing this enormous work. The strong figuring of the wildlife and distinctive colouring create works of art of great character.

Both F.P. Nodder and his son R.P. Nodder exhibited at the Royal Academy and were royal painters to King George III. R.P. Nodder was also botanic artist to Queen Charlotte, the King's consort.

Page size is 230 x 140mm (9.x 5.5 inches). Image window is approximately160 x 115mm (6.1/4 x 4.1/2 inches). External frame size ist is 335 x 295mm (9.1/4 x 11.5/8 inches).

Stock Number: apGSKook-frPrice: $625.00

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