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")
Technique: Hand coloured engraving.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: AHOBR 6241 BI OS (NIG) (DRW01)
38683
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.