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Last NameAlbin    
Given NameEleazar    
alt. NamesE. A. ; Eleazar Weiss / Albinus ;     
Marriage    
Childrendaughter colorist -> Elizabeth Albin    
Year born1690 fl. in Germany    
Year died1759 fl.    
Place of death    
Father's occupation    
Relativesengraver Fortin Albin    
Educationnatural history    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forentomol. Hans Sloane (1660-1753) ; Roger North (1653-1734): History of Esculent Fish (1794) ; E. Albin: Natural History of British Birds (1731-8) ; Natural history of spiders (1736), Natural History of English insects (1720/31) ; William Derham (1657-1735): Insectorum Angliae naturalis historia. Illustrata iconibus in centum tabulis aeneis (London 1731) ; Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (La Haye 1750, with 306 plates, in English version: A natural history of birds. Illustrated with copper plates, curiously engraven from the life) ; Roger North: The history of esculent fish, with plates, drawn and engraved by Eleazar Albin; and an essay on the breeding of fish and the construction of fish-ponds; A treatise on fish and fish ponds (1835) ;     
PatronageSir Robert Abdy (dedication) ; Duke of Devonshire ; Sir Hans Sloane & Di. William Sherard; William Derham (1657-1735); Mary Duchess of Ormond ;    
Collaboratorsengraver -> van der Gucht ; engraver Basire ; engraver James Smith ; engraver J. Scotin ; ->Elizabeth Albin & -> Fortin Albin ; Joseph Dandridge ; Roger North ; H. Terasson ; publisher William Innys (16xx-1756) in London ;     
Techniquesentomological, natural, ichthyological, and zoological painting, watercolour, pastel, drawing, and etching ; hand-coloring    
Sample(s)http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN477852769 ;     
Archival sourcesBritish Museum Natural History London; Landesbibliothek Oldenburg, Georg Friedrich Brandes collection; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleazar_Albin ;     
Published sourcesAKL 2 1992: 124 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Skipwith 1979: 18-23 ; Dance 1989: 77-8 & 80 ; Jackson 1989: 62-75 ; B. J. Ford 1992: 52f. & 181 ; V. Chansigaud: L'Histoire de l'Ornithologie 2007: 65f. ; Jackson 1994: 10f., 26 & 74 & Fish in Art (London 2012: 186) ; Beelen 2012: 26e & 44 ; Robb-Smith 1951: 4 & #9 ; Gilbert 2000: 3-5 ; Peyton Skipwith: The great bird illustrators and their art, 1730-1930 (Littlehampton 1979) ;    
otherFurther Places of Activity: United Kingdom (London 1713-59) and Jamaica; active as a watercolor teacher; cf. also https://books.google.de/books/about/Insectorum_Angliae_naturalis_historia.html?id=BtTBPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y.    
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