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Aug 28, 2012
US $125.00
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Eastern Long Island,N.Y., United States


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Original/Reproduction: Original Print Style: Realism
Edition Type: Limited Edition Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14")
Subject: Animals Date of Creation: Pre-1800

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  1. I do not package items until they have sold. Therefore, I guesstimate the Shipping and Handling cost.

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  • Apr 04-12- Very nice honest seller. Refunded shipping cost. Super fast shipping. Cute item.
  • Mar 02-12- RETURNED partial shipping fee. Seriously! 5 STAR MERCHANT~SUPERIOR Communication.
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    You are bidding on 2 antique original unframed French matted hand colored ornithology etchings by Francois Nicholas Martinet from the 1770’s.

    BIOGRAPHY : Provided by Wikipedia and AskArt. Information provided from the Archives of AskART.

    François Nicolas Martinet (1731-1790 ?) engraved illustrations of birds for books by some of the most influential ornithologists in 18th-century France.

    François Martinet became well respected for his engravings because he learned how to bring realism to his bird illustrations, a skill not easily acquired.

    Towards the end of his career, Martinet drew upon his experience in engraving birds for others to publish his own ornithology books, producing plates until his death sometime in the early 1790s.


    DESCRIPTION - CONDITION : Any frame or picture shape distortion in the photographs is from the angle my camera lens was held at.

    The photos of the etchings are labeled A & B for you to more easily view and evaluate.

      ETCHING A:
    1. The etching is titled, “Coucon, du Senegal “, plate number 332.
    2. The hand colored etching is in very nice condition, a fine well inked impression
    3. The etching has light toning.
    4. The work is original, untouched and unrestored.
    5. The work looks much better in person.
    6. It does not have any tears, repairs, foxing or staining.
    7. The remains of old tape is on the back or the etching and on the mat.
    8. The border of the sheet has been glued to the mat..

      ETCHING B:
    1. The etching is titled, “Coucon verdatre, de Madagasear “, plate number 815.
    2. The hand colored etching is in very nice condition, a fine well inked impression with a nice white background.
    3. The work is original, untouched and unrestored.
    4. The work looks much better in person.
    5. It does not have any tears, repairs, foxing, toning or staining.
    6. The remains of old tape is on the back or the etching and on the mat.
    7. The border of the sheet has been glued to the mat.

      SIZE : (The measurements are approximate.)
    1. With the margins the sheet size is 12.5 x 14 inches.
    2. The framed image measures 7.25 by 8.75 inches.

    MAT :

    1. The mat is in fair/very good condition. (Please note, good condition means an item has issues.)
    2. The mat for B has gray/black scuffing to the sides and bottom. These marks will be covered by having a new mat placed over the existing one.
    3. The mat for B is torn in the upper right and left corner. It also has a crease/tear along the top middle.

      SIZE: (The measurements are approximate.)
    1. The outer dimensions of the mat measure 14 by 17 inches.

    GUARANTEE : I guarantee the authenticity of this piece to be an original antique hand colored etching by Francois Nicholas Martinet, not to be a print, copy, or reproduction of any kind.

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    When postage labels are printed on line through the USPS, discounted postage rates are passed along to Buyers.

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