Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.
Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.

FRANÇOIS-NICOLAS MARTINET (1725-1804)

Francois Martinet Framed Bird Engravings, Set of Six, Circa 1770.

1770 to 1786 France

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Francois Nicholas Martinet Bird Engravings,
Set of Six,
Circa 1770.

The framed Francois Martinet engravings from Buffon's Historie Naturelle des Oiseaux display beautifully in large frames.

Dimensions: 21 3/4 inches high x 13 inches wide x 3/4 inches deep (sight: 10 inches x 8 1/4 inches).

Over the course of his illustrious career, François Nicolas Martinet (1731-1790?) engraved illustrations of birds for some of the most influential naturalists in 18th-century France, including François Salèrne, Mathurin Brisson, and, above all, Georges Louis Leclerc, le Comte de Buffon.

This exceptional, hand-colored engraving is from Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon's work Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. The work was published in Paris from 1770 to 1786. Francois Nicolas Martinet provided all of the illustrations for the work.

Histoire Naturelle was the most comprehensive and noted ornithological work of the 1700s. It included a broad variety of birds native to Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Martinet was one of the greatest birds artists of the 18th century. He worked for the French court as an engraver and artist. Martinet's illustrations are accurate and beautifully artistic.

Comte de Buffon was a respected naturalist and scientist. Buffon dared to challenge religious thought decades before Darwin. He suggested the Earth was older than 6,000 years and the common ancestry of apes and humans.
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Height 21.75 inch (55.24 cm)
Width 13.00 inch (33.02 cm)
Stock Code
ny8837B
Medium
paper
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