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SMOOTH BLENNY.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, printed)

  • Date:

    18th century - 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mazell, Peter (artist)
    Mazell, Peter (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on laid paper

  • Museum number:

    29638:194

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

An illustration of a 'Smooth' Blenny (a fish with a slightly elongated body), viewed in profile, facing to the right of the sheet. Below it; to the right, is a head-on depiction of the fish; and to the left, is a close-up of its mouth. The sheet appears to have been removed from a volume. A watermark featuring a trefoil design is visible to the right of the illustration.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, printed)

Date

18th century - 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Mazell, Peter (artist)
Mazell, Peter (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

XXXVI.
Plate number, top-left corner of plate impression.

SMOOTH BLENNY.
Title, central above images.

P Mazell del & scul
Bottom-right corner of plate impression.

A watermark featuring a trefoil design is visible to the right of the illustration.

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm plate impression (approx), Width: 19 cm plate impression (approx), Height: 14.2-14.5 cm sheet (approx), Width: 22.8 cm sheet (approx)

Object history note

This is one of a group of 18 illustrations of sea creatures (see objects 29638:186 to 29638:203) that appear to have been removed from the same volume. They all have plate numbers, running consecutively from XXVI to XXXIX and then XLIII, XLIV, XLVI and XLVIII.

Descriptive line

'SMOOTH BLENNY.' viewed in profile, facing to the right of the sheet. Engraving print on laid paper. Drawn and engraved by P. Mazell. 18th-19th century.

Production Note

This is one of a group of 18 illustrations of sea creatures (see objects 29638:186 to 29638:203) that appear to have been removed from the same volume. They all have plate numbers, running consecutively from XXVI to XXXIX and then XLIII, XLIV, XLVI and XLVIII.
P Mazell del & scul is inscribed in the bottom-right corner of the plate impression. This could possibly refer to Peter Mazell (active 1761-1797).

Materials

Printing ink; Laid paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Trefoil; Fish; Watermark

Categories

Prints; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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