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  • Collection: Flora and Fauna

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Like many of the people in his hometown of Paisley, Scotland, Alexander Wilson found employment, while still a young teenager, in the area’s burgeoning weaving industry. An interest in poetry, though—he was inspired by the writings of Robert…

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Object inscriptions: in plate: top left: No..97; top right: Pl. 485; bottom center: Bell’s Vireo. / Male. / Rattle-snake Root.; bottom left: Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S.; bottom right: Lith. Printed & Cold. by J. T. Bowen,…

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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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Object description: in plate: bottom center: PLATE LI / Painted & Lith. [illegible] by the Artist G. Brookshaw [illegible]

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Object inscriptions: in plate: bottom center: PLATE XXVIII. / Painted and Published as the Act directs by the Author G Brookshaw, September 1st, 1806

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George Brookshaw thrived as a cabinetmaker in late-eighteenth-century London—he made high-end furniture for the aristocracy—until 1795, when he curiously disappeared from sight. He wasn’t heard from again until 1804, when the first plates of…

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In the latter years of the 15th century, Flemish manuscript illuminators initiated a new approach to the embellishment of borders—the area of a page that surrounds the painted miniature or, as in the two sheets on view here, the written text.…

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A Book of Hours is an abbreviated form of the breviary, the cycle of liturgical prayers for the clergy, designed specifically for lay people. A typical book would contain a selection of psalms, hymns, biblical verses, and other invocations to be…

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The Hortus sanitatis, or Garden of Health, was the last of three important medical incunabula—books issued before 1501with typographical text, rather than in manuscript—that appeared in the German city of Mainz during the waning years of the…

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Very little is known about this charming watercolor aside from its provenance. It was once held in the collection of Charles de Graimberg (1774–1864), a Parisian nobleman who fled with his family to England at the start of the French Revolution.…
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