Jacques Henri E. De Seve

1742 -
Origin: France
Born: Unknown, flourished: 1742-1788
Died: Unknown

Very little is known about the personal life of Jacques Henri E. DeSeve, though he is, perhaps, one of the most influential natural history artists of all time. Commissioned by the famous Georges-Louis Leclerec, Comte de Buffon to be the principal illustrator of his ambitious and monumental Natural History (or, in the original French, Histoire Naturelle, générale et particuliere, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi), during the 1740s, DeSeve created hundreds of animal images.

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The Bison
n.d., Engraving
Jacques Henri E. De Seve
France, 1742 -