Group Three Framed 19th century Natural History Fish Prints by Cuvier & Valenciennes with Vanderbilt Provenance - image 1 of 10

Group 3 framed 18th / 19th c. natural history fish prints by Cuvier & Valenciennes. Georges Cuvier is considered the father of paleontology. Each framed alike under glass and each bearing two labels:

Cuvier & Valenciennes
Collected by William Kissam Vanderbilt in command of the Yacht Ara
World Cruise 1928 - 1929
Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, L. I.

And each print with label from framer:

Lexington Art
968 Lexington Ave. New York 21, N.Y.
Rhinelander 4-0229
Fine Framing - Paintings - Restoring - Prints

There are 3 different fish:

Bark-Scaled Wrasse - Lepidapolis albotaeniatus - Collected on Ara World Cruise 1928 - 1929
Saddle Butterfly Fish - Chaetodon ephippium - Collected on Ara World Cruise 1931 - 1932
Calico Wrasse - Novaculichthys taeniourus - Collected on Ara World Cruise 1928 - 1929

Each measures 14" x 11" framed. Good condition - minor foxing consistent with age.

ITEM ID
RL-0002003

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Group Three Framed 19th century Natural History Fish Prints by Cuvier & Valenciennes with Vanderbilt Provenance

$1,285

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