Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper; including a Crocias guttatus
, signed and dated 1837; the second depicting Chrysococcyx lucidus (Coucou éclatant)
, signed and dated 1821; the third depicting Étourneau cendrillard
, signed and dated 1835; the fourth a Caracara noir
; the fifth Cymindis bec en hameçon
; the sixth Faucon aldrovandin (Falco severus)
; the seventh Autour melanope
; and the eighth Enicure voilé
. All are matted and presented under glass in gilt and ebonized frames.
DOA 27 x 20 in.The Estate of William Lee Pritchard, M.D., Charlotte, NC
Born in Geneva, Prêtre was a noted naturalist and illustrator. He held positions at Empress Josephine's menagerie at the Château de Malmaison and at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
Minor rubbing to frames - not examined out of the frames.
$800 - 1,200