“Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” which was issued in 30 parts between 1845 and 1848. Animals drawn from nature by John James and John Woodhouse Audubon and printed and colored by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. In two volumes. Collections of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.

“American Beaver.” 1844. American. Plate number XLVI (46). Volume 1. After John James and John Woodhouse Audubon. Printed and colored by J. T. Bowen. Collections of the
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Genealogy & Local History Department. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll34/id/47/rec/2
“Bos americanus, Gmel. American Bison or Buffalo. 1/7 Natural Size. Male.” 1845. Plate LVI (56). Volume 1. After John James and John Woodhouse Audubon. Printed and colored by J. T. Bowen. Collections of the
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Genealogy & Local History Department. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll34/id/57/rec/4
“Ursus americanus, Pallas. American Black Bear. Male and Female.” 1848. Plate
CXLI (141). Volume 2. After John James and John Woodhouse Audubon. Printed and colored by J. T. Bowen. Collections of the
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library. Genealogy & Local History Department. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll34/id/146/rec/5

Birds from William Swainson’s “Zoological illustrations, or, Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals : selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists”, Published in London between 1820 and 1823.

“Carduelis cucullata: Hooded seed-eater”. Plate 7, page 54. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/92614#page/54/mode/1up
“Merops urica: Javanese bee-eater”. Plate 8, page 60. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/92614#page/60/mode/1up
“Platyrhynchus ceylonensis: Ceylonese flat-bill.” Plate 13, page 93. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/92614#page/93/mode/1up
“Picus rubiginosus: Brown woodpecker.” Plate 14, page 96. Collections of the Smithsonian Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/92614#page/96/mode/1up

Portraits of African animals, hand colored aquatints (watercolors), taken from Samuel and William Daniell’s 1804 work “African Scenery and Animals”. From a family of landscape artists, Samuel Daniells traveled extensively in Africa with his brother William where they drew as they went, publishing their work after. All of these being offered in one lot by Doyle Auctions in New York.

“The African Rhinoceros.” 1804-1805. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Published by the artist in London. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers. and Doyle New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/108742033_samuel-daniell-the-hippopotamus-the-african-hog-the
“The Hippopotamus.” 1804-1805. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Published by the artist in London. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers. and Doyle New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/108742033_samuel-daniell-the-hippopotamus-the-african-hog-the
“The Klip-springer.” 1804-1805. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Published by the artist in London. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers. and Doyle New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/108742033_samuel-daniell-the-hippopotamus-the-african-hog-the
“The African Hog.” 1804-1805. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Published by the artist in London. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers. and Doyle New York. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/108742033_samuel-daniell-the-hippopotamus-the-african-hog-the

Fish, birds and plants, plates from Mark Catesby’s two volume 1754 folio “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants.” Second edition.

“Suillus” (?). Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Turdus Rhomboidalis” (upper) and “Turdus” (lower image). Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Cancer clieîis crafsifsimis.” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Live oak” (left) and the large red crested woodpecker (right).” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of
“Ardea (heron)” and “Lobelia.” Image from “The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.” Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/fine-books-and-manuscripts-2/catesby-mark-the-most-famous-colorplate-book-of

Exotic butterflies at mid century, the 19th century that is. Just as beautiful as they are now and I hope none of these are now extinct. Taken from W. C. Hewitson’s 1856 work “Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies: selected chiefly from the collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.” All of these plates having been printed by Hullmandel & Walton.

“Papilionidae: ornithoptera and papilio: Ornithoptera Brookeana Wallace and Papilio idaeoides gray.” Page 14. W. C. Hewitson del et Lithograph 1855. Hullmandel & Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46120#page/14/mode/1up
” Papilionidae: 3,4; Papilio dioxippus. 5; Papilio dioxippus. 6. Papilio Euryleon.” Page 18. W. C. Hewitson del et Lith 1855. Hullmandel & Walton, printer. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46120#page/18/mode/1up
” Papilionidae: Papilio III; 7. Papilio Wallace; 8. Papilio Onesimus.” W. C. Hewitson del et Lith 1855. Hullmandel & Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46120#page/22/mode/1up

Plates of Victorian birds, taken from George Robert Gray’s “The genera of birds : comprising their generic characters, a notice of the habits of each genus, and an extensive list of species referred to their several genera” which was issued in parts between 1844 and 1849. Illustrated by D. W. Mitchell and published in London.

“Gypaetinae: Gypaetus barbatus (Linn.)” Page 26, plate 1. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/26/mode/1up
“Polyborinae: milvago chimango (Vielle).” Page 46, Plate 5. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/46/mode/1up
“Aquilinae: Circaetus holospilus (Vig.).” Page 60, Plate 7. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/60/mode/1up
“Milvinae: Gamsonyx swainsonii (Vig,).” Page 80, Plate 9. Hullmandel and Walton, printers. Collections of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Institutions. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/123658#page/80/mode/1up

Paintings of horses and hunting dogs. James Seymour, English artist. Living from 1702 to 1752, he is widely recognized for his equestrian art. Son of an amateur artist and art dealer.

“Lord Portmore’s ‘Snap’, a saddled chestnut hunter held by a groom, with a setter in a landscape.” 1743. English. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “J. Seymour/1743/Snap” on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-james-seymour-1702-1752-lord-portmores-snap-a-6328976/?from=salesummary&intObjectID=6328976&lid=1&ldp_breadcrumb=back
“Huntsmen and their Hounds.” 1750. English. Oil on canvas. Signed with the initials “J.S.” and dated 1750 on the bottom left. Image source: Bonhams. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huntsmen_and_their_hounds_by_James_Seymour_1750.png
“Sir Roger Burgoyne Riding ‘Badger’. 1740. English. Oil on canvas. Inscribed, in the artist’s hand in brown paint on the lower left “Sir Roger Burgoyne.” Dated 1740 in brown paint on the lower left, perhaps in a later hand. Collections of the Yale Institute for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Seymour_-Sir_Roger_Burgoyne_Riding%27Badger%27_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Animals in art, painted by Nicolas II Huet (Nicolas Huet the Younger). Living from 1770 to 1830, he came from a family of artists. Huet produced a series of 246 animal drawings on vellum for the library of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle.

A white dwarf Spitz. 1820. French. Watercolor and body color on vellum. Signed and dated “Huet 1820.” Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-nicolas-ii-huet-paris-1770-1830-a-white-6327165/?from=salesummary&intObjectID=6327165&lid=1&ldp_breadcrumb=back
“The Indian Elephant.” 1810. French. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, with touches of gouache, over traces of an underdrawing in black chalk, on vellum laid down on board. Signed and dated “huet fils 1810” at the lower right. Inscribed “L’Elephant femelle, Elephas indien, / Par huet peintre du Muséum d’histoire naturelle à Paris” on the reverse. Image © Stephen Ongpin Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.stephenongpin.com/object/790592/0/an-indian-elephant
“A Striated Monkey on a Branch.” 1813. French. Pen and brown ink and watercolor, over an underdrawing in black chalk, on vellum laid down on board. Signed and dated “Huet 1813″ in gold at the lower left. Inscribed ” Ouistiti, Jacchus vulgaris. G. ST. H.” in gold at the lower right center. Numbered cf. 58 and 81 on the reverse. Image © Stephen Ongpin Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.stephenongpin.com/object/806003/0/nicolas-ii-huet-paris-1770-paris-1828
“Study of the Giraffe given to Charlex X by the Viceroy of Egypt.” A watercolor depiction of the first giraffe ever seen in France, alongside the groom who would look after it for the next 18 years. 1827. French. Watercolor. Image source; ebay.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nicolas_Huet03.jpg

Cattle with a person here and there, painted by French artist Adolphe Charles Marais, who lived from 1856 to 1940.

“Cows and Calf in a Field in Late Afternoon Sun.” Undated. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ad. Marais” on the lower right. Image © 1999 – 2021 Skinner, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3655B/lots/25
“Market Day.” Undated. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “Ad Marais” on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5101892
“Weidelandschaft.” undated, before 1940. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “A C Marais on the lower right. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adolphe_Charles_Marais_Weidelandschaft.jpg

Victorian paintings of dogs painted by British artist George Armfield (1808-1893). Exhibited nearly one hundred paintings at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists between 1830 and 1875.


“Hunting Dogs.” 19th c. British. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower left and lower right “G A.” Image © Uno Langmann Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.langmann.com/paintings/hunting-dogs-by-george-armfield?ss_source=sscampaigns&ss_campaign_id=606e392f0ecd3c6d386d3c8c&ss_email_id=6084ac857d3f9e48faa5e60b&ss_campaign_name=Equestrian+Newsletter&ss_campaign_sent_date=2021-04-24T23%3A41%3A09Z
“How was your day?” 19th c. British. Oil on panel. Image © 2019 by J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.jmstringergallery.com/george-armfield
“Terrier Chasing a Rat.” 19th c. British. Oil on canvas. Initialed “G. A.” on the bottom right. Image © 2016 – 2021 The Swan Gallery & SWD. Fair use license. via https://www.swangallery.co.uk/view-item.php?sid=68eaefd323ed2373754d22d379ebf058&itemid=1000794
Standing English Setter holding a pheasant standing around ferns and bramble. ca. 1860. British. Image © Hamshere Gallery. Fair use license. via http://www.hamsheregallery.co.uk/directory_individual.php?artist=18&search=1&table=artist