While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Red-Headed Woodpecker BRN9 $95
Each print measures approximately 9 1/4
inches wide by 13 inches long.
It is with great enthusiasm that we offer these
beautiful, original hand-colored illustrations from this
exceedingly scarce first edition work, dated 1846.
Captain Brown was a well-known natural history
scientist who held many memberships in scientific
organizations in 19th century England
including the Royal Physical Society, the Wernerian
Natural History Society, the Manchester Geological and
Natural History Societies. He was also trained as an
engraver. He traveled extensively and drew his subjects
from live specimens he found on his travels.
He published several works on shells, a Naturalistís
Miscellany on parrots & notably a new edition of
Alexander Wilsonís Illustrations of American
Ornithology, of which only eight copies are known to
exist. Many of the illustrations in Illustrations of
the Genera of Birds are of American birds, so it is
likely he was motivated by the success of the earlier
publication to produce his own work.
References include Dictionary of Bird Artists
by Jackson p176
The prints are superbly hand coloured ORIGINAL
lithographs from 1846 that have a brilliance of colour
that is breathtaking. Many favourite American birds are
portrayed, including a superb rendition of the Carolina
parrot. Each print measures approximately 9 1/4 inches
wide by 13 inches long. The condition of the plates is
generally good, with the paper being slightly creamy.
There is an occasional marginal slits in a few plates
which we have tolerated due to the extreme scarcity of
the work. These can be fully repaired by our restorer,
but this is time consuming & they will mostly frame
out. A copy of the title page will be included with
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Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as
gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied.
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