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Trigla Hirundo. The Tub Fish Pl. 60. (Swallowfish)

  • ARTIST: Marcus Bloch

  • PUBLISHER: Published by the author in Paris and Berlin.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving, printed in color and finished by hand.

    DATE: 1785-97.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 10 1/4 x 16 5/8" (260 x 424 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine engraving from Marcus Elieser Bloch's "Ichthyologie ou Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Poissons." This publication is regarded as one of the most beautiful 18th century books on the subject of fish ever published. When complete, this publication contained over 200 plates, each engraved on copper and then colored by hand.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Framed in a beaded molding with metal leaf over gesso - archival French panel mat (and back) with ruled lines.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Original hand coloring.