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Details: SMIT, Pierre Jacques (1863-1960). Cinnyricinculus leucogaster and others (Amethyst Starling and other Glossy Starlings). [?London: circa 1893-1896]. Pencil and watercolour, signed "P. J.Smit," early label mounted on verso, inscribed in blue pencil "Glossy Starlings Section VI. Facing page 349".

This is a fine ornithological watercolour, the original artwork for Richard Lydekker's Royal Natural History, published London in 1893-96. Lydekker's work included examples from the greatest natural history artists of the period, such as Joseph Smit and his son Pierre-Jacques, prolific artists who contributed to many important zoological publications. In the 1880s and 1890s, for example, both father and son produced artwork for the monumental British Museum's (Natural History) Catalogue of the Birds in the…Museum.

Cf. Jackson, Bird Illustrators (1975), pp. 75-84; cf. Nissen ZBI 2612.

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Amethyst Starling Glossy SMIT Original Pencil

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 19, 2017
The Galleries at Worth Asset Brokerage
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Freeville, NY 13068
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