Animal Portraiture. Being fifty studies by Wilhelm Kuhnert. Accompanied by a Series of original Articles by R. Lydekker, F.R.S.
London: Frederick Warne, 1912. Folio, vii, 105 pp. With title page drawing and 50 mounted full color plates with slight foxing in some borders. Original cloth very slightly worn but quite good for a book this size and weight. First edition. A splendid assemblage of Kuhnert's superb paintings. The plates measure 5- 1/2 x 8-1/2 in.; each is mounted on a recessed card mat, with tissue guard, and each is accompanied by a brief article on the species depicted. Subjects include both birds and animals, and range from bison to hamsters, including a number of less-than-familiar subjects: capercaillie, Abyssinian green monkey, mouflon, spiny ant-eater, and auk. Each creature is placed in a naturalistic setting, and painted with meticulous care. (James Cummins)
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