Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Cervus Alce Linn.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century - early 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hüget (artist)
    Bock (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on laid paper, hand-coloured

  • Museum number:

    29638:164

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A moose standing in a woodland clearing, viewed in profile, facing to the right of the image. Hand-coloured.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, printed)

Date

late 18th century - early 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Hüget (artist)
Bock (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on laid paper, hand-coloured

Marks and inscriptions

'CCXLVI / C'
Top-right corner of plate impression.

'Cervus Alce Linn. / Mas.'
Central below image.

'Hüget del.'
Bottom-left corner of plate impression.

'Bock fc.'
Bottom-right corner of plate impression.

Dimensions

Height: 26.2 cm sheet, Width: 19.4-19.9 cm sheet, Height: 23.5 cm plate impression, Width: 17.8 cm plate impression

Object history note

This illustration was probably taken from an edition of the naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber's 'Die Säugetiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen', a series of books written in the period 1774-1804, focusing on mammals of the world.

Descriptive line

'Cervus Alce Linn'. Moose standing in a woodland clearing, facing to the right of the image. Hand-coloured engraving print on laid paper. Engraved by Bock, after Hüget. German (possibly). Late 18th - early 19th century.

Materials

Printing ink; Laid paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process); Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Moose (animal); Woodland

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.