"Le Harle Femelle" Original Engraving by François-Nicolas Martinet, c. 1770
An original copper plate engraving with original hand color by French artist François-Nicolas Martinet (1760-1800) titled "Le Harle Femell", c. 1770. Signed in the plate by Martinet lower left. Excellent condition. Sheet size: 13" x 9.25". Image size: 8.25" x 6.75".
François-Nicolas Martinet (c. 1760 - 1800) was a French engineer, engraver and naturalist. Martinet engraved the plates for numerous works on natural history, especially ornithology. Notable in particular are those for l'Ornithologia, sive Synopsis methodica of Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1760-63).
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 13 in | WIDTH: 9¼ in
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