AUSTRALIAN BUSTARD


Title:
AUSTRALIAN BUSTARD
Date:
C1914
Artist:
Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940)
Engraver:
Witherby & Co
Image Size:
240mm x 335mm (9.45" x 13.19")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Lithograph with original hand colouring.
Price:

Availability: In stock

$A 195
Stock Number:
BI AA MATH 175 (OGY) (C102)
Description:

One of the few colonial era prints of the Bustard made.

Common name: Australian Bustard

Modern binomial name: Ardeotis baustralis

First described: Gray 1829

Distribution: Australia Wide. Numerous only in central and northern QLD & Kimberleys.

This image is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthew’s and is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done. It was the last series produced to use hand colouring rather than colour printed lithography for the illustrations.

First sighting and shooting 23 May 1770

All or most of the sort of land and water fowl as we saw at Botany Bay we saw here, besides these Black & White Ducks, and Bustards such as we have in England one of which we killd that weight 17 1/2 pounds which occassiones my giving this place the name of Bustard Bay. Bustard Bay, QLD James Cook

 

 

Biography:

Henrik Gronvold (1858-1940)

Danish born artist who after studying entered the military as a araughtsman. On leaving Denmark he obtained work at the British History Museum in London.  Gronvold became a skilled taxidermist, and established a reputation as an artist and was at the Museum until 1895. He illustrated numerous ornithological publications throughout his long career.

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