Creator Record

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Name Werner, Jean-Charles
Life Dates 1798-1856
Nationality French
Occupation Illustrator
Notes Natural history illustrator for the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.14

Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.14

"Le Tchincou," hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris: Chez A. Belin, 1824

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.15

Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.15

"Hyene rayee," hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris: Chez A. Belin, 1824

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.16

Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.16

"Chat a ventre tachete," hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris: Chez A. Belin, 1824

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.17

Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.17

"Bouc de Cachemire," hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris: L'Imprimerie Lithographique de C. de Lasteyrie. De L'Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, Imprimeur du Roi, de L'Institut, et le Marine, Rue Jacob, 1819. Inscriptions: (lower left, in plate): Werner del. (bottom center, in plate): Bouc de Cachemire (lower right, in plate: Lith. de C. Last (in image, center between animals): 1/7 de la grand. nat

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.18

Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.18

"Jungly-Gau, hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris: Chez A. Belin, 1824

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.19

Nature Print Collection - 2015.21.19

"Bison, male, " hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris: Chez A. Belin, 1824

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.8

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.8

"Male Cape Baboon (Chacma Male)," hand-colored lithograph from "Histoire Naturelle des Mammifères" by Frédéric Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, lithography by Jean-Charles Werner. Paris, 1824-1842. Exhibition Label (Birds, Bugs, & Blooms, 2014): Frédéric Cuvier directed the animal menagerie at the Paris Museum of Natural History from 1804-1838. Using these live animals, and working with professor of zoology Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, he made careful illustrations and descriptions of species in publications like Histoire naturelle. Cuvier was the first of the modern zookeepers, who believed that captive animals should be treated well and could contribute to important scienti