Lot 421
Jean-Gabriel Prêtre (1768-1849), Eight Studies of Birds
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 in Paris.

Minor rubbing to frames - not examined out of the frames.

$800 - 1,200