Cagui Minor Plate 218

George Edwards

Cagui Minor  Plate 218, Prints by George Edwards
  • Edwards engraving
  • hand-colored engraving
Marked Down $185.00
Gallery Price $385.00
Title
Cagui Minor Plate 218
Artist
George Edwards
Medium
Hand-colored engraving
Sight size
10" height X 8" width
Frame
Dark contact mat, hand-wrapped silk top mat, handsomely antique finished wood molding--oh so custom !
Frame size
16 5/8" height X 14 5/8" width
Signed
"Geo. Edwards Delin Anna 1752" at lower center in image
Date of creation
either from 18th century edition or from 1805-1806 re-issue
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance
North Scottsdale estate SJ
About The Cagui Minor Plate 218

"This animal called Cagui minor is drawn after life, of its natural size . . . "This is a male, the original (non living) is the property of Madame Cannon, Midwife to her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales."

About George Edwards

(1694-1773) Although Edwards was an acknowledged ornithologist of his day, his notable mammal studies are also desirable. 

"Edwards drew reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals.  Most notable are the monkeys, lemurs, a sloth and a zebra. Distinctly 18th century in conception and style, Edwards' primates are generally shown seated against a white background on a patch of ground, holding fruit or nuts, and gazing at the viewer.  Posed this way lends a whimsical quality to his depictions in spite of the intensely detailed renderings. Plus their expressions often signal a direct comparison to their human counterparts."

"Born in Essex, England, Edwards studied art in Holland, but upon visiting Norway to study birds, his passion for birds was revealed and thus he commitment to natural history, making colored drawings of birds and animals.  He later was schooled in the making of etchings uder the artist Mark Catesby (1683-1749)."

taken from the George Glazer Gallery's description of Edwards' work and biography

Other Works By George Edwards:
  • Kion a Tete Grise Le Petit Singe Plate 195, Prints by George Edwards
Cultures

UK

Medium

Prints

Subject

Animals

Keywords

George Edwards, Edwards engraving, hand-colored engraving