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A Certified facsimile or actual-size print. We offer a true quality nobody has; and for a price nobody is offering you for a comparable quality. This print was photographed using the latest technology, with a color-checker colour matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. A Museum Quality Limited Edition print, actual-size, signed, numbered and blind stamped. Indistinguishable form the original when glazed and framed.
Title of the print: Lepidoptera Papilio Antenor – Papilio Antiphus
Artist and Author: Edward Donovan (1768-1837)
Prints Publication : This facsimile giclee is from the first print of:
An Epitome of the natural History of the Insects of India and the Islands in the Indian Seas:
By E. Donovan 1800.
Paper size: 36,5 x 30,5 cm, exactly as the original print.
Plate size: Exactly as the original plate.
Edition: The edition will be limited to 150 prints, numbered 1/150 to 150/150, signed and stamped with a blind embossing.
Certificate of Authenticity: On demand
Source of the original : This Heritage Facsimile Edition print is made from an extremely well-preserved early museum original subscription which has been cared for in the hands of this one owner only – Teylers Museum (the oldest museum of the Netherlands).
Museum Quality: The proofs of our prints are carefully compared and corrected with the originals and the final prints always have the original size. As a result, the naked eye is unable to distinguish the originals from the facsimile prints when framed and glazed.
Durability: To ensure the durability, our facsimiles are printed on acid-free white-edged paper with archive inks. Each facsimile has it all: every incredibly fine line detail of every lithographic plate or engraving; every delicate brushstroke of every original.
About the Original: Apart from occasional excursions in England and Wales Donovan never left London. The source of An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of India is unknown. It is the first publication dealing exclusively with the insects of India. Donovan personally undertook all steps of the illustration process for his books, the drawing, the etching and engraving and the hand colouring) which are not visible. At other times the fineness of his engraving and etching is apparent giving his illustrations the appearance of being watercolours.
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