Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone

Bruyn, N. de [after]

[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.

Published 1700
Item ID 70644

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No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.

This item shows a number of western European fish, a crawfish, and a tropical cone shell (Conidae, genus Conus), drawn by the same old hand, using red ink. All illustrations are captioned, in pencil, in another old hand writing in old Dutch. This drawing is based upon two engravings by the Flemish artist Nicolaes de Bruyn (1571-1657), one showing five marine species (top and centre), and one showing two fresh water fish (bottom). Hollstein does not date de Bruyn's fish suite. This drawing may be not much younger, given the style and captions. Edges slightly frayed with a few very short tears, otherwise in a very good condition. A unique item. Hollstein IV, p. 25 [for De Bruyn].

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