Bulwer's Petrel. Leach's Petrel. Stormy Petrel.


Title:
Bulwer's Petrel. Leach's Petrel. Stormy Petrel.
Date:
C1855
Artist:
Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893)
Image Size:
118mm x 180mm (4.65" x 7.09")
Sheet Size:
153mm x 249mm (6.02" x 9.8")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Hand coloured engraving.
Stock Number:
AHOBR 6241 BI OS (NIG) (DRW01)
Description:

Superb original hand coloured engravings of three waders. Sold as a set of three.

Biography:

Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893)

Fawcett was one of the best English nineteenth century woodblock colour printers and engravers. Fawcett was apprenticed at age 14 for seven years to William Forth, a Bridlington bookseller and printer. In 1831 he started his own business in Middle Street, Driffield, as music seller, bookbinder and printer, bookseller and stationer.