Fashion Home Beauty Gifts Editorial
Want more? Sign up for our emails.
Fashion Home Beauty Gifts Editorial More +
My Profile Feed Newsletters Find Friends Sale Alerts Notifications Preferences Log Out

Black Swan, Cygnus Stratus Giclee Print at


Black swan, Cygnus stratus. Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodder's -The Naturalist's Miscellany- 1792.Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751~1801-) was a gifted natural history artist and engraver. His son Richard Polydore (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. The illustrations are characterized by vivid colouring, fine detail, and a certain posed stiffness in the ornithological portraits, perhaps because they were sketched from dead specimens.
You May Also Like