Butterfly Fish #101 by Cuvier, Vintage Sea Life Art Print, Natural History Illustration
Butterfly Fish #101, 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 three fish (Chevron Butterfly, Mesoprion Mesoprion, Reticulated Butterfly), that live in the Indian Sea. The fish originally appeared as three separate plates 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".