This authentic old 17th century engraving is Hand-coloured & signed by hand by contemporary artist Alle Jong. Jong makes large scale drawings and installations sometimes integrating authentic old artefacts bringing history and present together in an fascinating way. Jong has right now an solo exhibition in the Drents Museum which also acquired an artwork by Jong recently. Jong sees these authentic old hand-coloured prints as an meaningfull part of His artistic ouvre.
Folio large sized engraving commissioned by Emma Willughby (the wife of Francis Willughby) for the profound and influential work on Ornithology by William Willughby. Whillughby is seen as the first Ornithologist and reshaped the way how to study the natural world. This engraving marks the birth for everything that came after this influential project by Willughby.
The 17th century engravers on this project where:
William Sherwin, William Faithorne and Frederick ten Hove. It is unknown who made this particular engraving.
- Francis Willughby (22 November 1635 – 3 July 1672) was an English ornithologist and ichthyologist, and an early student of linguistics and games.
- Emma & Francis Willughby (17th century) Alle Jong (1988)
- Titre de l'œuvre d'art
- The King of Birds - hand-coloured & signed large sized - Ornithology
- Non signé(e)
- Dans l'ensemble en bon état
- Vendu avec cadre
- Dimensions totales
- 35×23×0 cm