Butterfly Fish #173 by Cuvier, Vintage Sea Life Art Print, Natural History Illustration
Butterfly Fish Print #173, vintage sea life art print by Cuvier. This fine-art reproduction is printed on heavy 216 gsm acid-free art paper. It includes a custom-cut antique white mat, backing board and clear sleeve. Handcrafted in USA when you order.
• SMALL: 5 x 7" print is matted in 8" x 10" antique white mat.
• MEDIUM: 8 x 10" print is matted in 11" x 14" antique white mat.
• LARGE: 11 x 14" print is matted in 16" x 20" antique white mat.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
This is a colorful illustration of a Raccoon Butterfly fish (Chaetodon Lunula), a tropical fish that lives in the Indian Sea. It first appeared as plate #173 in the book "Histoire Naturelle des Poissons" by Baron Georges Cuvier, which was published in Paris in 1828. Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology"