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Description:This beautiful large original hand coloured copper-plate engraved antique print of various cats (Felix), Cats - Lions, Lioness, Puma, Tiger, Clouded Tiger, Leopard, Occelot, Sumatra Cat, Neuwied - was drawn by Captain Thomas Brown & engraved by Robert Scott in 1825. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pinkGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 13 1/2in x 9in (345mm x 230mm)Plate size: - 13 1/2in x 9in (345mm x 230mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - NonePlate area: - NoneVerso: - None
Background: Robert Scott 1777–1841 was a Scottish engraver. The son of Grizell and Robert Scott, he was born at Lanark, where his father was a skinner. He attended the grammar school at Musselburgh, and at the age of ten was articled to Andrew Robertson, an engraver at Edinburgh; there he also worked in the Trustees\' Academy. Among his pupils were John Burnet, John Horsburgh, and James Stewart. He died early in 1841.Scott first became known for some plates in James Anderson of Hermiston\'s The Bee for 1793 and 1794, and a set of Views of Seats and Scenery chiefly in the Environs of Edinburgh, from drawings by Alexander Carse and Andrew Wilson, published in 1795 and 1796. He made the most of his abilities, and was known in his day for his small book illustrations; he carried on a manufactory in Parliament Stairs, Edinburgh, employing many assistants.Scotts most significant work was in landscape. He engraved the illustrations to George Barrys History of the Orkney Islands, 1805, and to Scenery of Allan Ramsay\'s Gentle Shepherd, 1808; he also for many years contributed plates to the Scots Magazine, and put in the landscape backgrounds of some of those for John Bell\'s Poets of Great Britain.He was employed by Henry Mozley, publisher at Gainsborough (the father of Thomas Mozley and James Bowling Mozley), for whose edition of James Thomson\'s The Seasons (1804), he engraved four plates after John Burnet. Scotts last work was a set of twenty views of Scenery of Edinburgh and Midlothian, 1838, from drawings by his son, William Bell Scott.By his final years he had obtained a prestigious studio at 65 Princes Street and was living at 15 Lauriston Street in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh. Both buildings are now demolished.