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Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische - Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. Plate CLXXXII, Red Scorpionfish, Scorpaena scrofa/Der grosschuppige Drachenkopf/La Crabe de Biarrits/The poisonnet Grooper - So callled Bloch series

Lot reference 14691607
Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische - Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. Plate CLXXXII, Red Scorpionfish, Scorpaena scrofa/Der grosschuppige Drachenkopf/La Crabe de Biarrits/The poisonnet Grooper - So callled Bloch series

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Engraving in original hand-colouring

Technique: Engraving
Period: 18th century
Edition: 1
Condition: In good condition
Title of artwork: Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische
Signature: signed lower left
Artist: [D. Marcus Elieser Bloch] - Krüger, junior (ill.)
Sold with frame: No
Total dimensions (in cm): 40,3 x 24,0 cm
Picture size (in cm): 36,3 x 19,2 cm

Berlin, privately published. 1782-1795. Well preserved hand-painted engraving of exotic fish.

Printed signature in lower left corner by the illustartor, Krüger, junior. But these prints are generally known as BLOCH prints, amongst the best fish prints ever produced. The hand-colouring is absolutely original.

A fine, original, unfolded plate from Bloch's folio of foreign and exotic fishes. The folio of exotic fish engravings are arguably the most spectacular produced by Bloch, surpassing his magnum opus, which is on German fish. Bloch, a German Doctor and Naturalist, is considered to be one the most important Ichthyologist of the 18th Century and his collection of roughly 1500 specimens are preserved in the Museum für Naturkunde of the Humboldt University of Berlin. All of the prints are very well coloured, with a fine glazing that cannot be reproduced in modern prints. Bloch's plates often have one or two folds (if they are from the 8vo edition of Bloch's work which is usually the case), but this plate is not folded. This print in excellent condition without and creases, dents, tears or foxing present.

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