“La Hulote,” Owl Copper Plate Engraving by François Martinet

“La Hulote,” Owl Copper Plate Engraving by François Martinet

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An original hand colored framed and French matted late 18th century owl engraving on laid paper. Martinet (1731-?) was born in Paris and worked independently as well as with the Comte de Buffon on the encyclopedic work Histoire Naturelle which included 9 volumes on birds, published between 1770 and 1783. Provenance: private collection, prior to that, Shreve Crump & Low, Inc.

H:  17  W:  15  D:  1 

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