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Francois-Nicholas Martinet (French, fl. 1760-1800) Perruche, des Indes Orientales

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
447
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Francois-Nicholas Martinet (French, fl. 1760-1800)

Perruche, des Indes Orientales and Lory, d'Amboine, c. 1765-83.. Plate 143 titled and inscribed "dessine et grave par Martinet/Perruche, des Indes Orientales." l.c.; Plate 518 titled "Lory, d'Amboine." l.c., with artist biography on Shreve, Crump & Low stationary affixed to the reverse.. Hand-colored etchings, sight size 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (23.4 x 19.6 cm), matching hand- colored mats and frames.
Condition: Not examined out of frames.

N.B. Martinet created illustrations for Comte de Buffon's Histoire Natuerelle, an ornithological project began in 1749 and completed in 1704 after Buffon's death. Martinet was responsible for drawing and engraving 10,008 colored plates of birds and insects. The finished publication contained 973 fine hand-colored etched plates of birds, featuring many exotic parrots and rare game birds.

Estimate $200-300

Both prints appear to be in overall good condition, not examined out of frames.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Francois-Nicholas Martinet, Buffon, Lories and lorikeets, Lory, Martinet, Ornithology

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