Date of Printing: 1827 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Mammals • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 8.5 x 27.3 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 8.5 x 27.3 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent, with minor foxing • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only
A wonderful print of PHYLLOSTOMA SPECTRUM - VAMPIRE BAT; MOLOSSUS VELOX - BULLDOG BAT; PTEROPUS EDULIS - KALONG BAT, DRAWN BY THE NOTED ILLUSTRATOR Charles Landseer for Baron Curvier's "Animal Kingdom", published by Geo. B. Whittaker, London, 1827. Etchings printed by William MacKenzie, and etched by J. W. Lowry.
The print acquires an extra dimension of spookiness, as Landsser was trained by the famuos artist Fuselli, who excelled in his famous painting of nightmares!