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Mammifères

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France? (possibly, published)

  • Date:

    late 18th century - 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vauthier (artist)
    Barreau (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured intaglio print on paper

  • Museum number:

    29638:214

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

An elephant seal, viewed in profile, facing to the left of the image, lying on an area of earth and grass projecting into an expanse of water. In the distance, to the right of the image, a sailing ship can be seen. The image is enclosed by a simple border of three lines. Title, plate number and artist details are given above and below the image.

Place of Origin

France? (possibly, published)

Date

late 18th century - 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Vauthier (artist)
Barreau (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured intaglio print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

MAMMIFÈRES.
Centre, above image.

Pl. 20.
Above top-righ corner of image.

Le Phoque à trompe, Phoca proboscidea, Péron.
Centre, below image.

Vauthier pinx.
Below bottom-left corner of image.

Barreau sculp.
Below bottom-right corner of image.

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm sheet (approx), Width: 24.5 cm sheet (approx)

Descriptive line

'Le Phoque à trompe, Phoca proboscidea, Péron.'. An elephant seal, viewed in profile, facing to the left of the image. Hand-coloured intaglio print on paper. Engraved by Barreau, after Vauthier. France(?). Late 18th - 19th century.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Intaglio printing; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Sea; Seal (animal); Sailing ship

Categories

Prints; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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