Aquila fulva, now known as the Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758).
This Golden Eagle was drawn and etched from living nature by the Susemihl family. For a long time, stuffed animals served as model for many richly illustrated books on animals. At the time, this was called drawing from living nature. The establishment of zoos in Europe, later in the 19th century, enabled illustrators to also paint livestock. This resulted in illustrations becoming less stiff.
Maker: Susemihl familyVerv.jaar: 1800-1811.Techniek: Hand-coloured engraving/etchingHerkomst: M.B. Borckhausen, et al. (editors), Teutsche Ornithologie, 1811.
- Date of creation
- Iconographia Zoologica: A Paper Animal Kingdom
- UBA01:IZ18100155, Iconographia Zoologica: een papieren dierenrijk, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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