Inscribed, in plate, upper center: GEORGE SHAW, M.D. F.R.S./AUTHOR OF GENERAL ZOOLOGY.; lower left: Russell, R.A. Portrait Painter to their Majesties. pinx.t; lower right: Holl sculp.t; center: Back View of the British Museum/London, Published by Dr. Thornton, Sept.r 1, 1803.
Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1960.
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