This listing is for an 1851 untitled hand coloured print from engraving, with the publisher's details at the foot of the print.
It shows three bears:
The Black Bear of America - (info. Ursus americanus)
The Brown Bear of Europe - (info. Ursus arctos) ( miel )
The Polar Bear - (info. Ursus maritimus)
The names are lightly written in pencil on the reverse. The "info." in brackets is not written on the reverse, this is my research only. Keenlyside
Provenance: From a series of engravings in Oliver Goldsmith's A History of the Earth and Animated Nature; Publisher: A Fullerton, Edinburgh & London 1851
The print measures 245 x 160 mm ( 9.5 x 6.25) " approx. It has a blank reverse. It has a some age yellowing/markings with binding marks to edge of print, the left border is narrow with a small repair to the edge (3cm) - please refer to scans for condition.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve
Info. The term "an original print" is an image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time
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