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19Th Century African Wildlife Lithographs

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WD7622964

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2022
  • £3,950.00
  • €4,614 Euro
  • $5,017 US Dollar

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Item Description

Series of four 19th Century fine hand-coloured lithographed plates of African wildlife.
These lithographs depict an African Rhinoceros, The Hippopotamus, The Water Buck and The Hartebeest from Portraits of the game and wild animals of Southern Africa by William Cornwallis Harris (1807-48) military engineer and artist.
While posted in South Africa in the mid-1830s, Harris went on an expedition to the Savannah grasslands and produced several watercolour paintings of the animals he observed.
These are amongst the earliest accurate European depictions of African wildlife and a significant contribution to the natural history of the region presented in faux ivory painted frames with inset mirrored panels.

Item Info

Seller Location

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 45cm W: 63cm D: 3cm

Period

19th Century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1666 505111

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