17 March 1999
Joseph Smit (1836-1929) and Pierre Jacques Smit (1863-1960)
Pestaurista alborufus (Red and White Giant Flying Squirrel) and Choloepus hoffmanni (Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth)
the first signed 'J. Smit' (lower right) and inscribed 'Pteromys albo-rufores' (in the margin); the second signed 'P.J. Smit' (lower right); and with inscription 'Cholopus Ididactylus/Nov. 1893 P.J.Smit' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with white
11.5/8 x 7.3/8 in. (29.6 x 18.6 cm.) (2)
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the second engraved for R. Lydekker and P.L. Sclater, The Royal Natural History, London, 1893-1896.
For a note on the artists see previous lot.
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