Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Feature; John Cassin

It's That Time of Year!

During the Holiday Season we are featuring the works of John Cassin (18130-1869)
and his acclaimed engravings from The Birds of California (c. 1865)
The Black Breasted Woodpecker
These wonderfully detailed hand-colored works make the perfect gift for family and friends. Why not gift a enriching historical engraving, that displays the merging of science and art in the 19th century.

Known as the Audubon of the West, John Cassin was a Pennsylvania Quaker who served as the curator for the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.  He was also a gifted taxonomist who succeeded in illustrating and describing 198 birds that were not included in either publication of his great predecessors Audubon or Wilson. Cassin’s great achievement was his completion of only one volume of Illustrations of The Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America (1853-56). After his death Brown University purchased his collection of over 4,300 birds for the universities museum of natural history.

A Selection of pieces available:
The Northern Chickadee
The Black Brant
The Red Breasted Teal 
The Northern Sea Eagle 

We have framed and unframed pieces available, Special framing prices may apply to matted pieces purchased. 

For  Purchasing Inquiries; Please call 415-788-5115, or visit us at Arader Galleries 432 Jackson Street, San Francisco, Ca 94111.

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