BG-05991-219

Columba Risoria - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Good. The paint is a bit faded near the tree. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 23.5 x 34 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Columba Risoria'. This print depicts the Barbary Dove (Dutch: Lachduif). The Barbary dove, ringed turtle dove, ringneck dove, ring-necked turtle dove, or ring dove (Streptopelia risoria) is a domestic member of the dove family (Columbidae).

This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven", Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.

Original text page included.

Artists and engravers: This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.