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"Rapace: A Captivating Journey through Art and Nature" Step into the world of "rapace, " where art, nature, and history intertwine to create a captivating narrative

Background imageRapace Collection: Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585767 Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (back) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageRapace Collection: Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture)

Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture)
8587156 Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture) by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu, city located on the left bank of the Nile between Aswan and Luxor Temple of Edfu)

Background imageRapace Collection: Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)

Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)
8588570 Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Kom Ombo Temple, between Luxor and Aswan Horus)

Background imageRapace Collection: Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu

Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu
8587685 Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageRapace Collection: Horus, the temple of Philae

Horus, the temple of Philae
8588996 Horus, the temple of Philae by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Horus, the great God of Heaven)

Background imageRapace Collection: Ra the Sun King and Khnum, Keeper of the Nile Springs, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Ra the Sun King and Khnum, Keeper of the Nile Springs, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587590 Ra the Sun King and Khnum, Keeper of the Nile Springs, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageRapace Collection: Horus, Pschent's headdress, Horus temple, Edfu

Horus, Pschent's headdress, Horus temple, Edfu
8587048 Horus, Pschent's headdress, Horus temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu)

Background imageRapace Collection: Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu

Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8586924 Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus)

Background imageRapace Collection: Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu

Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8586497 Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus)

Background imageRapace Collection: Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu

Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587250 Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageRapace Collection: Purgatorio, Canto 9 : Dante, in a dream, is carried off by an eagle

Purgatorio, Canto 9 : Dante, in a dream, is carried off by an eagle
GIA745663 Purgatorio, Canto 9 : Dante, in a dream, is carried off by an eagle, illustration from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1885 (digitally coloured engraving) by Dore

Background imageRapace Collection: Les Saltimbanks Painting by Gustave Dore (1832-1883), 1874 - Clermont Ferrand

Les Saltimbanks Painting by Gustave Dore (1832-1883), 1874 - Clermont Ferrand
JLJ4600263 Les Saltimbanks Painting by Gustave Dore (1832-1883), 1874 - Clermont Ferrand (Clermont-Ferrand), Musee d art Roger Quilliot by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Musee d Art Roger Quilliot

Background imageRapace Collection: Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209891 Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre

Background imageRapace Collection: Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209892 Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher

Background imageRapace Collection: Letter A: Angel, Arabic, Abbe, Arbaletrier, Eagle. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter A: Angel, Arabic, Abbe, Arbaletrier, Eagle. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209743 Letter A: Angel, Arabic, Abbe, Arbaletrier, Eagle. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher

Background imageRapace Collection: 2022 Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

2022 Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)
7337082 by Bonheur, Rosa (1822-99); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA; © Jean-Paul Paireault

Background imageRapace Collection: Zoology lesson: birds, 1491 (wood engraving)

Zoology lesson: birds, 1491 (wood engraving)
7315358 Zoology lesson: birds, 1491 (wood engraving) by Unknown Artist, (15th century); (add.info.: Zoology lesson: birds - Engraved wood extracted from Hortus sanitatis)

Background imageRapace Collection: The vulturs and the pigeons (Les vautours et les pigeons) - Fables by La Fontaine

The vulturs and the pigeons (Les vautours et les pigeons) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)
DUV4214764 The vulturs and the pigeons (Les vautours et les pigeons) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageRapace Collection: The two roasters (Les deux coqs) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)

The two roasters (Les deux coqs) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)
DUV4214731 The two roasters (Les deux coqs) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: Kyrgyz Chef from the Caucasus in his yurt - in 'The Old and Modern Costume'by Jules Ferrario

Kyrgyz Chef from the Caucasus in his yurt - in "The Old and Modern Costume"by Jules Ferrario, 1819-1820
LSE4096268 Kyrgyz Chef from the Caucasus in his yurt - in " The Old and Modern Costume" by Jules Ferrario, 1819-1820 by Ferrario

Background imageRapace Collection: Falcon - silk painting by Itaya Keishiu, 18th century

Falcon - silk painting by Itaya Keishiu, 18th century
LSE4084032 Falcon - silk painting by Itaya Keishiu, 18th century by Itaya, Keishu Hiromasa (1729-97); Private Collection; (add.info.: Falcon - silk painting by Itaya Keishiu)

Background imageRapace Collection: ALPHABET OF GROTESQUES U V X Y Z, circa 1890 (illustration)

ALPHABET OF GROTESQUES U V X Y Z, circa 1890 (illustration)
7206930 ALPHABET OF GROTESQUES U V X Y Z, circa 1890 (illustration) by French School, (20th century); 16, 5x11 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: U V X Y Z: Urson, Vulture, Xe-Xe, Barque, Zebra)

Background imageRapace Collection: ALPHABET OF THE GROTESQUES Vulture, circa 1890 (illustration)

ALPHABET OF THE GROTESQUES Vulture, circa 1890 (illustration)
7206932 ALPHABET OF THE GROTESQUES Vulture, circa 1890 (illustration) by French School, (20th century); 16, 5x11 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: V: Vulture)

Background imageRapace Collection: Apotheosis of the French heros who died for the homeland during the Liberte War

Apotheosis of the French heros who died for the homeland during the Liberte War
JLJ4650139 Apotheosis of the French heros who died for the homeland during the Liberte War, homage offered to Napoleon Bonaparte Allegorie representing the bard Ossian

Background imageRapace Collection: Falcon hunting Scene hunting and rest in the countryside. Painting of the Flemish School

Falcon hunting Scene hunting and rest in the countryside. Painting of the Flemish School
JLJ4643362 Falcon hunting Scene hunting and rest in the countryside. Painting of the Flemish School. The beginning of the 17th century

Background imageRapace Collection: The fox and the bust (Le renard et le buste) - Fables by La Fontaine

The fox and the bust (Le renard et le buste) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214374 The fox and the bust (Le renard et le buste) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: Faucon ruine par les revolutions. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Faucon ruine par les revolutions. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212483 Faucon ruine par les revolutions. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere dans la partie intitulee " Souvenirs d une vieille corneille" ecrit parPJ Stahl

Background imageRapace Collection: The kite and the nightingale (Le milan et le rossignol) - Fables by La Fontaine

The kite and the nightingale (Le milan et le rossignol) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4215029 The kite and the nightingale (Le milan et le rossignol) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageRapace Collection: Chouette qui se pensait superieure mais qui n est que ridicule

Chouette qui se pensait superieure mais qui n est que ridicule
DUV4212518 Chouette qui se pensait superieure mais qui n est que ridicule. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Rouget dans la partie intitulee " Souvenirs d une vieille

Background imageRapace Collection: The hare and the partridge (Le lievre et la perdrix) - Fables by La Fontaine

The hare and the partridge (Le lievre et la perdrix) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214474 The hare and the partridge (Le lievre et la perdrix) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: Chauve souris ecoutant une chouette et un hibou chanter

Chauve souris ecoutant une chouette et un hibou chanter
DUV4212495 Chauve souris ecoutant une chouette et un hibou chanter. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Breviere dans la partie intitulee " Souvenirs d une vieille

Background imageRapace Collection: The cat and the rat (Le chat et le rat) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)

The cat and the rat (Le chat et le rat) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)
DUV4214611 The cat and the rat (Le chat et le rat) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: The eagle and the owl (L aigle et le hibou) - Fables by La Fontaine

The eagle and the owl (L aigle et le hibou) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214481 The eagle and the owl (L aigle et le hibou) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: V X Y Z : Vautour, Xochitot, Yack, Zebre - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving)

V X Y Z : Vautour, Xochitot, Yack, Zebre - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving)
DUV4219134 V X Y Z : Vautour, Xochitot, Yack, Zebre - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); 27.5x20 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: Title presented by Polichinelle and A : Aigle - Alphabet of the wild animals

Title presented by Polichinelle and A : Aigle - Alphabet of the wild animals
DUV4219124 Title presented by Polichinelle and A : Aigle - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving) by French School

Background imageRapace Collection: Rs T U : Renard, Sarigue, Tragopan, Urubu - Alphabet of the wild animals

Rs T U : Renard, Sarigue, Tragopan, Urubu - Alphabet of the wild animals
DUV4219098 Rs T U : Renard, Sarigue, Tragopan, Urubu - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); 27.5x20 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: Le vautour en proprietaire immobilier. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Le vautour en proprietaire immobilier. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212180 Le vautour en proprietaire immobilier. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie " Histoire d un lievre" ecrit par PJ Stahl in

Background imageRapace Collection: Gallant scene in the Middle Ages. Illumination of the songwriter Manesse, 1300

Gallant scene in the Middle Ages. Illumination of the songwriter Manesse, 1300
JLJ4602068 Gallant scene in the Middle Ages. Illumination of the songwriter Manesse, 1300. Heidelberg Library, Germany. by German School, (14th century); Bibliotheca Palatina, Heidelberg

Background imageRapace Collection: Le depositaire infidele - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)

Le depositaire infidele - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving)
DUV4215098 Le depositaire infidele - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: The falcon and the capon (Le faucon et le chapon) - Fables by La Fontaine

The falcon and the capon (Le faucon et le chapon) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214618 The falcon and the capon (Le faucon et le chapon) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: Deux petits lievres avec leur grande soeur arretes par un hibou dans un champ

Deux petits lievres avec leur grande soeur arretes par un hibou dans un champ
DUV4212156 Deux petits lievres avec leur grande soeur arretes par un hibou dans un champ. Un renard en train de chasser se tient derriere eux. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Background imageRapace Collection: Paradiso, Canto 19 : The blessed souls form an eagle in the sky

Paradiso, Canto 19 : The blessed souls form an eagle in the sky
GIA745613 Paradiso, Canto 19 : The blessed souls form an eagle in the sky, illustration from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1885 (digitally coloured engraving) by Dore

Background imageRapace Collection: The eagle and the snail (L aigle et l escargot) - Fables by La Fontaine

The eagle and the snail (L aigle et l escargot) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214135 The eagle and the snail (L aigle et l escargot) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRapace Collection: V : Vautour - the largest prey bird with an extraordinary sense of smell - Alphabet of

V : Vautour - the largest prey bird with an extraordinary sense of smell - Alphabet of
DUV4219145 V : Vautour - the largest prey bird with an extraordinary sense of smell - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving) by French School

Background imageRapace Collection: U : Urubu - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving)

U : Urubu - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving)
DUV4219138 U : Urubu - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); 27.5x20 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Imprimerie Olivier-Pinot, editeur)

Background imageRapace Collection: The Birdcatcher, the Goshawk and the Lark (L oiseleur

The Birdcatcher, the Goshawk and the Lark (L oiseleur
DUV4214555 The Birdcatcher, the Goshawk and the Lark (L oiseleur, l autour et l alouette) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)

Background imageRapace Collection: The lion leaving for the war (Le lions en allant en guerre) - Fables by La Fontaine

The lion leaving for the war (Le lions en allant en guerre) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214480 The lion leaving for the war (Le lions en allant en guerre) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47)



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"Rapace: A Captivating Journey through Art and Nature" Step into the world of "rapace, " where art, nature, and history intertwine to create a captivating narrative. From Gustave Dore's mesmerizing painting "Les Saltimbanks" depicting life in Clermont Ferrand in 1874 to Rosa Bonheur's masterful portrayal of animals in her 2022 collection, this word takes us on an artistic adventure. In the enchanting engravings found within Alphonse Lemerre's publication "Alphabet, " we encounter various symbols associated with rapace. The letter V introduces us to harvesters, wine, cars, and even vultures - creatures that evoke both awe and intrigue. Meanwhile, X brings forth images of xilophagus (wood-eating insects) and xiphias (swordfish), showcasing the diversity of nature. The letter A transports us to a realm where angels coexist with Arabic influences while abbes and arbaletriers add a touch of historical charm. And who can forget the majestic eagle soaring high above? It symbolizes power and freedom throughout centuries. Delving deeper into zoology lessons from 1491 wood engravings, we discover birds as subjects for study - their intricate features captured with precision by talented artists. These illustrations remind us of our connection to the natural world. Moving away from fauna-inspired works, we stumble upon Napoleon Bonaparte grappling with an eagle in an uncomfortable position. This intriguing portrait tells a story filled with symbolism - broken swords falling on half globes or lying amidst corpses; it speaks volumes about power dynamics and conquests. La Fontaine's fables take center stage next as vultures clash against pigeons while roosters engage in fierce battles. Through these engravings from the 19th century comes moral teachings wrapped in whimsical tales that have stood the test of time.