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Goldsmith's Animated Nature - "IBIS & STORK" - Hand-Coloured Eng - 1850

$ 22.49



This 161 year old print is from "A HISTORY OF EARTH & ANIMATED NATURE" by Oliver Goldsmith.  It was Published by Fullarton & Co. of London in 1850.  

Oliver Goldsmith (1730 – 1774) was an Anglo-Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770) (written in memory of his brother), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature.

After school he settled in London in 1756, where he briefly held various jobs, including an apothecary's assistant and an usher of a school. Perennially in debt and addicted to gambling, Goldsmith produced a massive output as a hack writer for the publishers of London, but his few painstaking works earned him the company of Samuel Johnson, with whom he was a founding member of "The Club". Goldsmith was described by contemporaries as prone to envy, a congenial but impetuous and disorganised personality who once planned to emigrate to America but failed because he missed his ship. His premature death in 1774 may have been partly due to his own misdiagnosis of his kidney infection.

This copper engraving print (the size of the picture) is about 7 " x 5 1/2 " on a page that is about 10 1/4 " x 6 1/2 " It is in  good condtion with usual age toning and a few minor smudges (see pics). It has high detail and the featured animal, bird or fish is hand-colored. It is suitable for framing and would be an excellant gift.

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