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Natural history illustration

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Records:

Johan Louis Gerlagh volume of watercolors

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: MS D75

Collection of approximately 160 watercolor drawings of natural objects, with some notes and verses in Dutch, from an artist in Holland.

Dates: 1778 - 1798

Natural History Art and Illustration by D. D. Tyler

Call Number: MS 337
Overview The collection consists of the archives of natural history art and illustration projects executed by D. D. (Diane Dee McAbee) Tyler from 1971 through 2014. She is known for illustrating children's books and for creating internationally marketed T-shirt designs for Liberty Graphics. The many animals, plants, landscapes, and other subjects she has depicted are represented in this collection through all stages of production, ranging from initial sketches to final products. The collection...
Dates: 1971 - 2015

"Nature display'd; being a short account of such particulars of natural history as was thought most proper to excite curiosity and form the minds of youths"

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: MS C109

Compendium of natural history, physical sciences and technology compiled by Gregory Faux of Thetford, Norfolk, England in 1748 and intended for educational use. Illustrations are mainly of animals, but some of technology (ship's rigging, wine-press, methods of fishing, etc.) Some are copied or based on Pluche (sometimes apparently not illustrating text).

Dates: 1748

Papers of the Sowerby family of scientific illustrators

Call Number: MS B127

This collection consists of a partial financial archives of a family of scientific illustrators and publishers, covering business and private income and expenses. The collection also includes memoranda, sketches, a library catalogue, and other related material.

Dates: 1829 - 1865

Preliminary sketch of "Le tarsier podje"

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: MS Qa43

This collection contains a single preliminary sketch, labelled “Le tarsier podje [tarsie Duett?] vol 13 des Iles moluques,” done by Jean Baptiste Audebert for his book Histoire naturelle des singes et des makis (1800). The final illustration appears in the book identified as “Le Tarsier / Tarsius Daubentonii.” This sketch was executed largely in watercolor with some body color and ink details.

Dates: [between 1797-1800]

Robert M. Mengel bird paintings

Call Number: MS Q99

This collection consists of two watercolor paintings of birds, signed and dated 1952 and 1954 by Robert M. Mengel (1921-1990). The 1952 painting has a label identifying it as a ”Black-and-white warbler at nest," and the other watercolor is of an owl.

Dates: 1952, 1954

Thomas Bewick wood engravings printed by Robert Middleton

Call Number: MS E285

This collection consists of a portfolio of 11 prints made by typographer Robert Hunter (Bob) Middleton (1898-1985) in 1970 at his Cherryburn Press, using wood-engraved blocks by English wood-engraver and natural historian Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) from a collection in the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Dates: 1970 - 1971