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The Stork (Ciconia Alba) - Eleazar Albin



Títol: The Stork (Ciconia Alba)
Creador: Eleazar Albin
Enllaç extern: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the NGA collection, please visit http://www.nga.gov/
Suport: hand-colored etching
Object Credit: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Benjamin Green
Classification: Print
Artist School: British
Artist Nationality: British
Artist Details: British, active 1713/1759

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Male, female, and juvenile Northern harriers (Marsh Hawk) from Audubon's The birds of America - Chesek, Craig

American Museum of Natural History


Títol: Male, female, and juvenile Northern harriers (Marsh Hawk) from Audubon's The birds of America
Creador: Chesek, Craig
Subject: Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Ornithology, South Atlantic States, Birds of South America, Art, Illustrations, Rare books, Hawks
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Marsh Hawk<br />Falco cyaneus
Medium: Lithography
Imprint: London, Pub. by the author, 1827-1838
Identifier: b10564457_5
Description of Publication: 4 v. CCCCXXXV col. pl. 100 cm.
Department / Discipline: Ornithology
Date of Publication: 1838
Date: 2013
Coverage: United States, South America
Collection Title: Rare Book Collection
Collection Name: Rare Book Collection
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Growling Grass Frog, Litoria raniformis - Arthur Bartholomew

Museum Victoria







This scientific illustration by Arthur Bartholomew was commissioned by Sir Frederick McCoy, Director of Museum Victoria as part of his zoological research. It forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations in the collection informed the production of the two-volume work "The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria", which was Museum Victoria's first major publication beginning in 1878.

McCoy would bring specimens to the laboratory adjacent to his lecture room at The University of Melbourne. They were tended and illustrated by his lecture room assistant, Bartholomew, whose delightful images of living specimens are among the collection's highlights. Bartholomew gave particular attention to the diagnostic attributes of this species, providing line drawings of the underside of the hand and foot, as well as the interior of the mouth. The Prodromus project followed a popular formula of the time, seeking to identify and classify the natural wonders of the 'new world'. Such publications reached a peak in popularity with the work of John Gould in England and the earlier work of James Audubon in America. In Australia, many professional and amateur publications, including Aldine's systematic studies of the colonies and Louise Anne Meredith's Bush Friends From Tasmania, contributed to the genre.

The publication of the Prodromus was an enormous undertaking, utilising the work of numerous artists, collectors, lithographers and publishers, over an extended period of time. Although costly in both financial and professional terms, it was met with critical acclaim and wide popular support. Financial battles were waged and lost by McCoy, but ultimately the Prodromus has stood the test of time and remains one of Museum Victoria's finest publications. McCoy died without completing his systematic study, but even at the time few believed that 'any of us will live to witness the completion of the work, if the entire Fauna of Victoria is to be illustrated.'

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A Prancing Horse, Facing Right - George Stubbs

Yale Center for British Art


Títol: A Prancing Horse, Facing Right
Data de creació: ca. 1790
Lloc de creació: Italy
Subject: horse (animal), foliage, trees, figure study, landscape
Location: Not on View
Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
Inscription: No inscription
Dimensions físiques: w24.4 x h22.5 cm
Artist: George Stubbs
Tipus: drawing
Enllaç extern: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1667187
Drets: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Suport: Red chalk on thin, smooth, cream wove paper laid to beige, medium, slightly textured, wove paper

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Plate 70 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam - Maria Sibylla Merian




At age 52, Maria Sibylla Merian undertook a hazardous three-month voyage to the Dutch colony of Suriname in South America. Her drawings and watercolors of the country’s exotic flora and fauna were reproduced as engravings on her return to Holland two years later. Her studies of insects in their natural habitats contributed to the 18th century’s comprehension of metamorphosis, which had been misunderstood since antiquity.

While in Suriname, Merian used her artistic and observational skills to record creatures, such as this reptile as well. She portrayed its distinctive, intricate patterns of scales with the same precision she brought to insects. The dynamic, elegant loop of its tail adds compositional interest and a baroque flourish.

This engraving is one of 82 that were based on Merian’s meticulous sketches and field notes and appeared in her lavishly illustrated publication.

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Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops Philippinus, from Leclerc's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux - Chesek, Craig

American Museum of Natural History


Títol: Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops Philippinus, from Leclerc's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux
Creador: Chesek, Craig
Subject: Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Ornithology, Asia, Art, Illustrations, Rare books, Trees
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Grand Guepier, des Philippines.
Medium: Hand-colored engravings
Imprint: Paris : Impr. royale, 1770-1792.

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Eucephala smaragdocaerulea (Gould's Wood Nymph) - Henry Constantine Richter, John Gould

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC





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Scrofa Hawk Moth, Hippotion scrofa - Arthur Bartholomew

Museums Victoria



This scientific illustration by Arthur Bartholomew was commissioned by Sir Frederick McCoy, Director of Museum Victoria as part of his zoological research. It forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations in the collection informed the production of the two-volume work "The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria", which was Museum Victoria's first major publication beginning in 1878.

McCoy would bring specimens to the laboratory where they were tended and illustrated by his lecture room assistant, Bartholomew, whose delightful images of living specimens, in particular the order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) are among the collection's highlights. For almost forty years insect larva were collected along with their host plants and brought to the laboratory for illustration.

Bartholomew would faithfully illuminate each life stage of the insect, noting the date of each successive metamorphosis. When the perfect imago (adult insect) emerged, the species would be identified by William Kershaw, pinned and entered into the collection.

The level of detail attained by Bartholomew in these illustrations makes them one of the most significant contributions to natural history illustration in colonial Australia.


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A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human Body with that of a Tiger and a Common Fowl: Tiger Skeleton, Lateral View (Study for the key figure to Table IV) - George Stubbs

Yale Center for British Art


Títol: A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human Body with that of a Tiger and a Common Fowl: Tiger Skeleton, Lateral View (Study for the key figure to Table IV)
Data de creació: 1795 to 1806
Lloc de creació: Liverpool
Subject: tiger, animal, cat (domestic cat), side, anatomy, skeleton, tail (hanging), figure study
Location: Not on View
Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
Inscription: Marks: "J Whatman 1817" on secondary support
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite: anatomical letter and number references; in graphite, verso, upper right, from top to bottom of sheet: "720 | Not numbered | [12]"; in graphite, verso, lower left, from top to bottom of sheet: "720.57"; in graphite, verso, lower right: "D.70 | IR 356/70"
Dimensions físiques: w52.7 x h39.4 cm
Artist: George Stubbs
Tipus: drawing
Enllaç extern: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666941
Drets: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Suport: Pen and iron gall ink, and graphite on thin, slightly textured, cream wove paper laid on cream, moderately thick, moderately textured, wove paper

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Hare - Albrecht Dürer




The work at the very heart of the Albertina, Dürer’s famous 'Hare', can only be shown every few years. Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen received it in 1796 as part of an exchange of artworks with Emperor Francis II. 'Hare' is still regarded as one of the most important artworks of the collection on account of its extraordinarily realistic depiction. Remarkable, too, that the provenance of the drawing can be followed back without interruption to Dürer’s workshop, the windows of which can be seen upon closer examination reflected in the eyes of the depicted hare.

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Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium - Maria Sibylla Merian


The Natural History Museum





Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the same stroke and line: that which is conquered, conquers at the same time.'
Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was a German naturalist and one of the first scientists to depict the life cycles of insects and the plants on which they feed.

Her eye for detail, interest in first-hand observation and drive to explore the unknown significantly contributed to the advancement of entomology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Merian's highly acclaimed book, Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, was first published in 1705. The work highlighted the life cycles of insects from Surinam, now the Republic of Suriname.

Many of the depicted insects and plants were new or little known to European scientists. The book would therefore have been many people's introduction to plants such as pineapples, pomegranates, bananas, guavas and cashews, as well as the insects that live on them.

Merian's detailed work was held in high esteem by many within the scientific community and beyond. For example, Carl Linnaeus referred to her exquisite illustrations for several plants and over 100 animal species in his seminal work on the classification of the natural world.

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Borage - Maria Sibylla Merian


Royal danish Library





The drawing is reproduced after a hand-coulered copy of "Historie générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe" (éd. P.J. Buchoz), I-III, Paris 1771

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Semioptera wallacii from Elliot's A monograph of the Paradiseidae - Finnin, Denis

American Museum of Natural History


Títol: Semioptera wallacii from Elliot's A monograph of the Paradiseidae
Creador: Finnin, Denis
Subject: Rare books, Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Ornithology, Asia
Specimen Location: American Museum of Natural History Library Rare Book Collection
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository.
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Semioptera wallacii
Note: Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library
Medium: Lithography
Imprint: [London] For the subscribers, by the author, 1873.
Identifier: b10610169_3
Description of Publication: xxxii, [90] p. 37 col. pl. 62 x 50 cm.
Department / Discipline: Orinthology
Date of Publication: 1873
Date: 2011
Coverage: New Guinea
Collection Title: Rare Book Collection
Collection Name: Rare Book Collection
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Ilustrando la ciencia 3. Curso de ilustración científica en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC)

Ilustrando la ciencia es un curso intensivo de ilustración científica, que se realizará en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC) del 26 al 30 de marzo de 2018. Esta es la tercera edición del curso, al igual que en las anteriores, Miquel Baidal, coordinador de Illustraciencia, y Clara Cerviño, bióloga e ilustradora científica, compartirán sus experiencias y te ayudarán a sintetizar imágenes y a usar técnicas de dibujo para realizar tus propias ilustraciones científicas.

Es un curso diseñado para aquellos interesados en el mundo de la ilustración científica y durante el cual se proporcionarán las herramientas necesarias para la creación de ilustraciones. Se trabajará con especies que se podrán observar en el museo, aplicando las diferentes técnicas en función de las partes de la misma (grafito, tinta y acuarela). Entre todos se creará una publicación digital en la que aparezcan los trabajos. Publicación Ilustrando la ciencia 1

Se trabajará en el aula utilizando diferentes fuentes de documentación y referencias. Al ser un curso intensivo se recomienda que los participantes dispongan de tiempo libre por las tardes para terminar los ejercicios. Cada alumno dispondrá de un dossier con toda la información del curso: explicaciones teóricas, ejercicios y bibliografía. Además tendrá acceso a la plataforma online Google Classroom

Para finalizar el curso se organizará una mesa redonda donde ilustradores profesionales mostrarán su trabajo y explicarán sus experiencias como profesionales de la ilustración científica.












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Miquel Baidal 687 970 004




The Cutwater (Rhynchops nigra) - Mark Catesby

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC





Títol: The Cutwater (Rhynchops nigra)
Creador: Mark Catesby
Enllaç extern: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the NGA collection, please visit http://www.nga.gov/
Suport: hand-colored etching
Object Credit: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Benjamin Green
Classification: Print
Artist School: British
Artist Nationality: English
Artist Details: English, 1679 - 1749

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Flora Danica: Monkshood (1698)



Títol: Flora Danica: Monkshood (1698)
Data de creació: 1821
Enllaç extern: The Flora Danica Collection

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Red Squirrel - Hans Hoffmann



Títol: Red Squirrel
Data de creació: 1578
Dimensions físiques: w1780 x h2500 cm (overall)
Tipus: Drawing
Enllaç extern: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Drets: Woodner Collection
Suport: watercolor and gouache over traces of graphite on vellum
artist: Hans Hoffmann
Theme: animal, mammal
School: German
Provenance: Mrs. M.A. Parker, Wilmington, Kent (sale, London, Sotheby's, 24 April 1929, lot 287); (sale, London, Christie's, 30 March 1976, lot 147); Dr. G. Rau (sale, London, Christie's, 7 April 1981, lot 147); (purchased by Albrecht Neuhaus, Würzburg); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 9 May 1984; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

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L'aspic from Description de l'Égypte - Finnin, Denis

American Museum of Natural History


Títol: L'aspic from Description de l'Égypte
Creador: Finnin, Denis
Subject: Rare books, Reptiles, Africa, Snakes
Specimen Location: American Museum of Natural History Library Rare Book Collection
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository.
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Plate of Figure Number: Plate 5
Original Caption: L'aspic
Imprint: Paris : Imprimerie de C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1820-1830
Identifier: b11818153_5
Edition: 2. éd.
Description of Publication: 24 v. in 26 : ill. ; 22 cm. + atlases (11 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans, ports. ; 74 cm.)
Department / Discipline: Herpetology
Date of Publication: 1820-1830
Date: 2011
Coverage: Egypt
Collection Title: Rare Book Collection
Collection Name: Rare Book Collection

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Phasianus colchicus (Ring-necked Pheasant) - John Gould and W. Hart

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Títol: Phasianus colchicus (Ring-necked Pheasant)
Creador: John Gould and W. Hart
Enllaç extern: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the NGA collection, please visit http://www.nga.gov/
Suport: hand-colored lithograph
Object Credit: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Benjamin Green
Classification: Print
Artist School: British
Artist Nationality: British
Artist Details: British, active 1851 - 1898

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Male and female Anhinga from Audbon's The birds of America - Chesek, Craig




Títol: Male and female Anhinga from Audbon's The birds of America
Creador: Chesek, Craig
Subject: Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Ornithology, South Atlantic States, Birds of South America, Art, Illustrations, Rare books, Bodies of water, Trees
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Black-bellied Darter<br />Plotus anhinga. L.
Medium: Lithography
Imprint: London, Pub. by the author, 1827-1838
Identifier: b10564457_3
Description of Publication: 4 v. CCCCXXXV col. pl. 100 cm.
Department / Discipline: Ornithology
Date of Publication: 1838
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Trogan variegatus - John Gould



Títol: Trogan variegatus
Creador: John Gould and W. Hart
Enllaç extern: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the NGA collection, please visit http://www.nga.gov/
Suport: hand-colored lithograph
Object Credit: Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection
Classification: Print
Artist School: British
Artist Nationality: British
Artist Details: British, 1804 - 1881
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The Tithi Protects Her Eggs - Titihari Bird protecting its eggs

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature



Titihari, a bird colloquially called tithi, is always afraid of a cloud or tree branch falling on its nest and destroying its egg. So it sleeps with its legs up to protect its eggs.

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Nesting Common Murres from Gould's The birds of Great Britain - Chesek, Craig

American Museum of Natural History



Títol: Nesting Common Murres from Gould's The birds of Great Britain
Creador: Chesek, Craig
Subject: Birds, Birds -- Pictorial works, Ornithology, Europe, Rare books, Art, Illustrations, Ocean
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Uria troile
Medium: Lithography
Imprint: London, Printed by Taylor and Francis, pub. by the author, 1873
Identifier: b10399033_2
Description of Publication: 5 v. col. plates. 37 cm.
Department / Discipline: Ornithology
Date of Publication: 1873
Date: 2013
Coverage: Great Britain, United Kindom
Collection Title: Rare Book Collection
Collection Name: Rare Book Collection

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White stork, Ciconia Ciconia, eating snake in wetland from Belon's L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux - Chesek, Craig


American Museum of Natural History



Títol: White stork, Ciconia Ciconia, eating snake in wetland from Belon's L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux
Creador: Chesek, Craig
Subject: Birds, Ornithology, Birds -- Pictorial works, Europe, Africa, Art, Illustrations, Rare books, Snakes
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Original Caption: Pelargos en Grec, Ciconia en Latin, Cigogne en Francoys
Medium: Woodblock prints
Imprint: Paris, G. Cavellat, 1555
Identifier: b10527795_3
Description of Publication: [28], [76], [1] p. illus. (incl. port.) 35 cm.
Department / Discipline: Ornithology
Date of Publication: 1955
Date: 2013
Coverage: Europe, Africa, Asia
Collection Title: Rare Book Collection
Collection Name: Rare Book Collection

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A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human Body with That of a Tiger and a Common Fowl: Human Skeleton, Anterior View - George Stubbs


Yale Center for British Art


Títol: A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human Body with That of a Tiger and a Common Fowl: Human Skeleton, Anterior View
Data de creació: 1795 to 1806
Lloc de creació: London
Subject: front, man, anatomy, skeleton, figure study
Location: Not on View
Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite: anatomical letter and number references; in blue ballpoint ink, in later hand, lower center: "v"; in graphite, verso, upper left: "712.57 | No[?t numbered] | [5]"; in graphite, verso, lower right: "D24 | IR 356/24 | 712.57"
Dimensions físiques: w35.9 x h49.5 cm
Artist: George Stubbs
Tipus: drawing
Enllaç extern: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666896
Drets: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Suport: Graphite; verso: graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with strips of heavy wove paper joined to top and bottom edges; burnished on verso


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