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c. 1859. A handsome small etching of a man drumming by the Victorian artist Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864).Frederick Smallfield (1825-1915). Smallfield was a Victorian artist best known as a watercolor painter. He was a member of the Junior Etching Club, whose members included Millais, Whistler, and Tenneil. They produced a number of anthologies with their works. This etching was done as an illustration for a poem titled "The Drum" included in the anthology Passages from Modern English Poets. Image is 4 x 6 inches and is printed on paper measuring about 11 x 16.5 inches. Some spotting, creasing and soiling not affecting the etching. Very good. ORIG/012015. Very Good.
1799. This is a leaf from Histoire Naturelle de Oiseaux d'Afrique, Levaillant's most important work. This is a comprehensive description of the birds of South America based upon his own personal experiences. Many of the birds that Levaillant claimed to have inhabited Africa later were proven not to be native to the continent. Print method is Engraving and hand colored on paper, measuring 345 x 260mm. or approximately 16 x 10 1/4 inches. Archivally matted. #48222. Very Good.