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Reproduccion de grabado sobre papel `Serrated Lobster, Cancer serratus - 1793` hecho por el artista de historia natural ingles James Sowerby 


Tamaño Final: 44x28

Impresa en Fredrix Vivid Canvas 350g con tintas minerales. 

Langosta - Jake Sowerby 1793

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  • This hand-coloured engraving was created by James Sowerby for George Shaw's (1751-1813) Zoology of New Holland Vol. 1. A prominent naturalist, Shaw helped to establish the Linnaean Society of London, was a member of the Royal Society and worked as a keeper in the natural history department of the British Museum. He was one of the scientists to famously express disbelief at the first platypus specimen to circulate in London, writing, "Of all the Mammalia yet known it seems the most extraordinary in its conformationn" (Naturalist's Miscellany, Vol. X, 1799.) Despite the title's suggestion to the contrary, Zoology was a single volume work which started life as a joint publication with A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland by Sir John Edward Smith, also illustrated by Sowerby. However, only two parts of this joint publication were issued before it was abandoned. Plates published in the two parts were re-issued as part of the separate works on Australian zoology and botany. Published in 1794, Zoology of New Holland was the first book devoted to Australian fauna and importantly described two new species. The Crimson-Sided Snake was one of the new species described by Shaw.Neither Shaw nor Sowerby had visited Australia, but worked from pickled specimens and dried skins sent home to England for the scientific community to examine, illustrate and describe. Given this situation, their work has surprising accuracy. The zoological subject matter is unusual for Sowerby, who more commonly depicted botanical and geological specimens. The snake is now known as the Red-Bellied Black Snake or Psuedechis porphyriacus.



  • Titulo:Serrated Lobster, Cancer serratus

    Año de creacion: 1793

    Tamaño Original: 22x27cm

    Tecnica: Grabado; Tinta sobre papel 

    Coleccion: Museum Victoria, Carlton, Australia


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