Shaw, George (1751-1813): Red Anthias - Swallowtail Seaperch

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Date of Printing: 1799 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Fishes • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 9.5 x 15 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 13.6 x 23 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Very Good • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Unframed

Swallowtail seaperch, Anthias anthias. Illustration drawn by George Shaw. Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodder's "The Naturalist's Miscellany", London, 1799. Most of the 1,064 illustrations of animals, birds, insects, crustaceans, fishes, marine life and microscopic creatures were drawn by George Shaw, Frederick Nodder and Richard Nodder, and engraved and published by the Nodder family. Frederick drew and engraved many of the copperplates until his death around 1800, and son Richard (1774-1823) was responsible for the plates signed RN or RPN. Richard exhibited at the Royal Academy and became botanic painter to King George III.

Condition Very Good, with light text ghosting on the print itself. Please see photos.