Antique British Fish Prints - The Naturalist's Library (1843)
British Fish Prints -
The Naturalist's Library
(England, 1843)
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These colorful prints are from the British Fish volume of The Naturalist's Library.  Sir William Jardine, who edited the series, commissioned experts throughout Europe to author each of the 40 volumes organized by four major topics - mammals, birds, insects and fish.  The volumes included over 1300 hand-colored plates produced from engravings by William Lizars, the eminent Scottish engraver and painter of topographical views.

Lizars background in topography is evident in this series as many of the Fish are presented in a natural shore setting.  An interesting aspect of each print is that only the subject was hand-colored leaving the background illustration as the original black engraving.

Price per print: Print Only:  $50
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $100
Dimensions: Print Only:  6-1/2 x 4 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1843

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Bass (No. 21800101)
Plate 1
Perch and Bass

Haddock (No. 21800105)
Plate 5
Pogge and Norway Haddock
Mullet (No. 21800107)
Plate 7
Grey Mullet and Sand Smelt
Bream (No. 21800109)
Plate 9
Mackarel (No. 21800111)
Plate 11
Mackarel and Bream

Swordfish (No. 21800112)
Plate 12
Bonito and Swordfish

Butterfly Fish (No. 21800118)
Plate 18
Butterfy Fish and Blenny
Dragonet (No. 21800120)
Plate 20
Wrasse (No. 21800122)
Plate 22
Blue-striped Wrasse
Carp (No. 21800124)
Plate 24
Carp and Barbel

Carp (No. 21800126)
Plate 26
Carp and Roach

Pike (No. 21800128)
Plate 28
Flying Fish (No. 21800130)
Plate 30
Flying Fish
Salmon (No. 21800132)
Plate 32
Trout (No. 21800134)
Plate 34
Trout and Char