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The Great Ribbed-Nose Baboon

Phyllis Lucas Gallery/Old Print Center

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The Great Ribbed-Nose Baboon

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Antique; 18th century
Country of Origin:
ink on paper
5" L x 8" H

Why We Love This

Copper plate engraving culled from An Universal System Of Natural History Of The Tribe Simia, Or Animals Resembling Man by English physician, astrologer, and occultist Ebenezer Sibly. Dating back to 1795, it was originally created by J. Chapman and is based off of sketches by Johann Jacob Ihle. They're distinguished by the 18th-century style of anthropomorphizing primates and other species.
As described by Phyllis Lucas Gallery/Old Print Center

About Phyllis Lucas Gallery/Old Print Center

Located in Midtown East Manhattan, our gallery has one of the largest collections of antique prints and fine art in New York City. With a long and storied history, our gallery holds the distinction as the first publisher of Salvador Dali’s lithographs in America and has been among the foremost of the city's dealers in antique works on paper since its founding in 1928.