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Author McBurney, Henrietta, author.

Title Birds, other animals and natural curiosities / Henrietta McBurney, Ian Rolfe, Caterina Napoleone and Paula Findlen ; with Carlo Violani [and 5 others].

Published London : Royal Collection Trust, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.945 MCBU  v.1    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  741.945 MCBU  v.2    AVAILABLE
Physical description 2 volumes (927 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Series The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series B: Natural History ; parts four and five [in 2 volumes]
Paper museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Series B, Natural history ; pt. 4, pt. 5.
Notes "A catalogue raisonné. Drawings and prints in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the British Library, the British Museum, the Institut de France, and other collections" -- Preliminary page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents volume 1. Birds -- volume 2. Other animals and natural curiosities.
Summary This catalogue brings together some of the finest natural history drawings executed for Cassiano, including 251 coloured drawings of fauna, and 63 of gems, marbles, fossils and other natural curiosities. Cassiano had a particular interest in ornithology, and birds are thus the best-represented members of the animal kingdom in this group, with more than 200 drawings of both native and exotic species. Other drawings of fauna catalogued here include mammals, fishes and crustaceans. Like the bird drawings, many are drawn with painstaking attention to detail and scale, a complete specimen drawn on a reduced scale to fit the sheet, with anatomical details depicted life size. The drawings of mineral specimens and other natural curiosities depict the sort of item commonly found in seventeenth-century collectors cabinets: gemstones, bezoars, marbles, corals, stones, fossils, exotic seeds and beans, as well as scientific instruments.
Notes "This catalogue has been published with generous support from the Michael Bishop Foundation" -- Title page verso.
Other author Napoleone, Caterina, author.
Rolfe, Ian, author.
Findlen, Paula, author.
Royal Collection Trust, publisher.
Subject Dal Pozzo, Cassiano, 1588-1657. -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Natural history in art -- Catalogs.
Drawing, Italian -- 17th century -- Private collections -- Catalogs.
Natural history -- Italy -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Birds -- Italy -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Natural history illustration -- Early works to 1800 -- Catalogs.
Ornithological illustration -- Early works to 1800 -- Catalogs.
Natural history illustration -- Catalogs.
Birds in art -- Catalogs.
Drawing, Italian -- 17th century -- Catalogs.
Watercolor painting, Italian -- 17th century -- Catalogs.
Standard Number 99971972980
ISBN 9781909400603
9781909400610 (v. 1)
9781909400627 (v. 2)