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Print description



Otaheite Dog
Acquatint engraving



Animals Drawn from Nature and Engraved in Aqua-Tinta. London: Printed for the author, 1788.



Drawn from nature engraved and published by Charles Catton Junior.

Addional Notes:


Charles Catton (1750-1819) was both a scenic painter and topographical draughtsman and was one of the foundation members of the Royal Academy, where he exhibited many drawings of animals. There are very few acquatint natural prints.

The Otaheite dog is probably the dog Maori brought to New Zealand. The Maori dog (kuri) was not indigenous to New Zealand but was probably introduced during the period of the Great Migration (c. 1350 A.D. ).

Display &
Framing Notes:


Do not hang in direct sunlight.
This print should be framed with acid free archival matting and archival glass.



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