Franz Anton Von Schiedel (Austrian, 1731-1801) An Ocelot
Franz Anton Von Schiedel (Austrian, 1731-1801)
pencil and watercolor heightened with gum arabic on paper
Inscribed ‘Januar. ...’ and further indistinctly inscribed in pencil
Paper watermarked ‘C & I HONIG’
Each with paper size: 10½ x 13¾in.
Each with frame size: Modern 19 x 21 3/4 in.
Franz Anton von Schiedel (1731–1801) was a German natural history artist, noted for his botanical illustrations of Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin’s Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis (Botanical Garden of Vienna), which was published in three fascicles from 1770 to 1776. Von Scheidel undertook several thousand drawings of plants, fish, birds, and mammals for Jacquin and many other patrons.
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