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  • Collection: Flora and Fauna

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Upon his return from Europe in 1839, and around the time production began on the octavo edition of Birds of America, John James Audubon initiated his Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Less familiar with this group of vertebrates, he…

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The Histoire naturelle was the life work of George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707–1788). Although first a serious student of mathematics—one of the earliest problems in geometric probability, Buffon’s needle, was posed by him—Buffon’s…

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Gould was particularly fond of hummingbirds. Over his lifetime he amassed a collection that exceeded 5,000 specimens. During the Great Exhibition, held in London over the warmer months of 1851, he took advantage of the vast Crystal Palace crowds to…

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Gould was particularly fond of hummingbirds. Over his lifetime he amassed a collection that exceeded 5,000 specimens. During the Great Exhibition, held in London over the warmer months of 1851, he took advantage of the vast Crystal Palace crowds to…

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John Gould’s earliest career path followed the one taken by his father, who was a gardener in the Royal Gardens at Windsor Castle. Working so closely with nature encouraged an additional interest in taxidermy, in which he became proficient enough…

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John Gould’s earliest career path followed the one taken by his father, who was a gardener in the Royal Gardens at Windsor Castle. Working so closely with nature encouraged an additional interest in taxidermy, in which he became proficient enough…

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Born into a family of artists in the town of Saint-Hubert, then a part of the Southern Netherlands but today a municipality in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté traveled to Paris in 1782 to work with his brother as a designer of scenery in the theater.…

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Born into a family of artists in the town of Saint-Hubert, then a part of the Southern Netherlands but today a municipality in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté traveled to Paris in 1782 to work with his brother as a designer of scenery in the theater.…

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Born into a family of artists in the town of Saint-Hubert, then a part of the Southern Netherlands but today a municipality in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté traveled to Paris in 1782 to work with his brother as a designer of scenery in the theater.…

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Very little is known about Pancrace Bessa’s earliest training; however, he is recorded as one of the few private students of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, whose work is also represented in this exhibition. After completing his training, Bessa went on to…
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