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Donax, Venus. Plate 58. (Bivalve sea shells).

  • ARTIST: George Perry

  • PUBLISHER: Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street, London.

  • MEDIUM: Hand colored aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1811.

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size 16 3/4 x 10 3/4" (42.5 x 27.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine plate from Perry's "Conchology, or the Natural History of Shells." This series is best known for its large sized and beautifully colored engravings. Engraved and colored after the original drawings by John Clarke. Accompanied with a descriptive text sheet.


  • CONDITION: Good to fair condition - with mild staining in the image along the left plate line. Original hand coloring.