Pauline Knip, also known as Pauline Rifer de Courcelles (French, 1781-1851) five hand finished engravings of pigeons with Latin titles: Columba Purpurata, Columba Afra, Columa Capensis Mas, and Columba Malaccensis (titled in plate, center, also with French names). One has slipped in frame so that the title is not visible. Possibly from the "Histoire Naturelle des Pigeons et des Gallinaces" by Coenraad Jacob Temminck. All matted and framed under glass in narrow molded lemon-gilt frames. All approximately 17" x 13 1/2" sight, 23" x 19 1/2" framed. Provenance: Nashville, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: All prints with significant foxing and toning; colors remain vivid, no tears observed. Not examined outside of frame.
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