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A large print of A polar bear

A large print of a polar bear in an Arctic landscape
Signed Specht, Friedrich

German, circa 1890
Friedrich Specht (6 May 1839 Lauffen am Neckar - 12 June 1909 Stuttgart), was a German painter and natural history illustrator. He held his first exhibition at the Stuttgart Art Academy. He provided illustrations of animals and landscapes for a large number of zoology and veterinary science publications, notably for the first edition of Brehms Tierleben (1864-69) conceived by Alfred Edmund Brehm, Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907), Karl Christoph Vogt's Die Säugetiere in Wort und Bild (1883-89) and Richard Lydekker's Royal Natural History (1894-96). His brothers were the wood engraver Carl Gottlob Specht and the wildlife painter August Specht (1849-1923).

Height: 35 1/2 in;90 cm
Width: 42 1/5 in; 108 cm

Reference: 2204

Price: £740

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