A fine art giclée reproduction of the original antique illustration by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-88). Leclerc was a French naturalist whose works influenced the next two generations of naturalists. He published 35 volumes of his Histoire naturelle, which establish him as the father of natural history in the second half of the 18th century. This print is presented in a gesso-and-wood frame which was hand-finished by craftsmen using traditional 17th-century Florentine techniques. The frame is finished in burl walnut.
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