Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count de Buffon, was a French naturalist, mathematician, and encyclopedic author. He is credited with being one of the strongest voices in natural history during the 18th century.
This print of a stately lion is from an original 1826 engraving. After a painstaking process to capture of every nuance of the antique original, we print on only the finest hot press art paper. We present this beautifully detailed work double matted in your choice of two distinctive wood frames: a wide charcoal/black with unique gold border with a discreet red highlight, or a wide two-tone weathered gray. Both are great contemporary complements to this centuries old art form.
This print is part is inspired by artwork from our family collections. My mother especially had a love for engravings, and we are pleased to share the incredible craftsmanship of centuries past with all of you.
This piece weighs approx. 3 lbs., and framed measures: 16.75” H x 19” W