Gallinago megala. Swinhoe's Snipe.


Title:
Gallinago megala. Swinhoe's Snipe.
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:

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Stock Number:
BI AA MATH 167 (NTL) (C102F)
Description:

Superb lithograph of Swinhoe's Snipe from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. The series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made.

From Gregory Matthews, The Birds of Australia. by G. Matthews.

Common name: Swinhoe's Snipe
Binomial name: Gallinago megala
First described: Swinhoe 1861
Distribution: Migrates to Australia from Siberia in winter. Australia wide coast.


Biography:

Henrik Grönvold (1858-1940)

Danish naturalist and artist, known for his illustrations of birds. Gronvold had an early interest in natural history, and an early aptitude for natural history art. He studied drawing in Copenhagen, and worked first as a draughtsman of the Royal Danish Army's artillery and an illustrator at the Biological Research Station of Copenhagen.

In 1892, Gronvold left Denmark intending to emigrate to the United States but while in London en route, he was employed at the Natural History Museum preparing anatomical specimens. Gronvold became a skilled taxidermist, and established a reputation as an artist. He was employed at the Museum until 1895, when he accompanied William Ogilvie-Grant on an expedition to the Salvage Islands. After this expedition, Gronvold worked at the Museum in an unofficial capacity as an artist for decades, and only left London to attend an ornithological congress in Berlin. 

Gronvold died at Bedford in 1940 and was survived by his wife Josefine, and daughter Elsa, who had become a skilled portrait painter.

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