Richard Polydore Nodder (British, fl. 1793–1820) A Collection of Ornithological Watercolors
Richard Polydore Nodder (British, fl. 1793–1820)
A Collection of Ornithological Watercolors
Watercolor, pencil, and ink on paper
3 volumes, folio (approx. 15 ¼ x 10 5/8 in.; the mounted sheets 9 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.) 236 drawings mounted on grey paper within a printed decorative border, the majority watercolor, a few pen and ink, several signed by the artist, later vellum-backed boards, occasional soiling.
Richard P. Nodder (fl. 1793–1820) was the son of Frederick Nodder, illustrator of The Naturalist’s Miscellany and the Flora Rustica. It seems natural history illustration was a family business, as his wife Elizabeth and son Richard seem to have been responsible for later plates in The Naturalist’s Miscellany, attributed to “Nodder and Co.” Richard Nodder was a gifted painter who exhibited several animal subjects at the Royal Academy and won the title botanic painter to George III.
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