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1. LE PETIT VAUTOUR. 2. LE VAUTOUR Á AIGRETTES

1799
Origin: Europe, France, Paris
OH: 6 5/8" x OW: 4 1/2"
Line, etching, and stipple engraving à la poupée
Gift of Barnett Shepherd
Acc. No. 2018-269,21
Upper margin: Pl. X/ T. 38. P. 114."
Lower margin reads: "Barraband del./ Voysard S./ 1. LE PETIT VAUTOUR./ 2. LE VAUTOUR Á AIGRETTES."
Label:This engraving is from a miniaturized later edition of Buffon’s monumental series “Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particulaire” which was originally published between 1749–1788 and comprised in 36 volumes. This print, published after the French Revolution is a testament to the longevity of Buffon’s work, which was one of the most important compilations of animals and birds of the 18th century. Additionally, this plate is a fine example of the technique of color engraving using the à la poupée.