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Guyanese Flora (1790-1814), Nautilus

Guyanese Flora (1790-1814), Nautilus

  • $ 6,500.00


Guyanese Flora (1790-1814)

Nautilus

Watercolor on paper

Inscribed lower left: Nautalus

c. 1790-1814

Paper size: 7 ¼ x 5 ½ in


Inscribed in the lower left-hand side of the composition is the namesake of this piece, Nautilus (cephalopod family Nautilidae), a marine creature who lives inside an ornate shell. In this case, the shell is intricately detailed, exuding a clear sense of texture. As the spikes of the edges recede into space, they appear in darker contrast to the rest of the form.


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