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Adrien Aimé Taunay (1803-1828)
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Adrien Aimé Taunay (1803-1828)

Voyage de l'Uranie. Poissons: (Serran Bourignon) Bodian - Poisson pris a l'île Bourbon; Rawak. Fleuronicte (turbot à long filets); Rawak. 3 Scombres .. . ½ grandeur natelle; Rawak. (Baliste Praslin. Baliste Medinilla); Iles Carolines dessiné à bord sous voile (Baliste Lamoureux)

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Adrien Aimé Taunay (1803-1828)
Voyage de l'Uranie. Poissons: (Serran Bourignon) Bodian - Poisson pris a l'île Bourbon; Rawak. Fleuronicte (turbot à long filets); Rawak. 3 Scombres .. . ½ grandeur natelle; Rawak. (Baliste Praslin. Baliste Medinilla); Iles Carolines dessiné à bord sous voile (Baliste Lamoureux)
one signed '(Taunay)', five signed and dated 'Taunay Jne fecit 1819', all inscribed
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on paper
13¼ x 10in. (33.7 x 25.4cm.) and smaller (6)
Exhibited
Paris, 1962, no. 350 (the first watercolour).
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The fish, all caught on the voyage and drawn on the spot by Taunay off Rawak, and the Caroline Islands, 1818-1819. The specimens include Labre Arago, named after Jacques Arago, the Baliste Medinilla named for the governor of the Mariannes and the Aspisure Lamarche, named for the first lieutenant.
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