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CATESBY, Mark (1679 - 1749), Painter, engraver, natural history artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CATESBY, Mark (1679 - 1749), Painter, engraver, natural history artist

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1679, in England; died 1749.

Painter (gouache), engraver, natural history artist. Natural history (botanical subjects/birds).

Mark Catesby left England in 1712 for America to study the flora and fauna there, a trip that lasted seven years. On a second visit, he settled in Charleston, South Carolina, while making frequent forays into the interior. A member of the Royal Society, Catesby was

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