C1916

Astur Novae Hollandiae (White Goshawk).

Distribution: Australia wide. Heavy timbered coastal and subcoastal from Kimberleys eastward SW SA. ON Kangaroo Island and Tasmania. White phase of this Goshawk. First described by Gmelin Syst. Nat. 1788. Accipiter novaehollandiae Superb lithograph of the White goshawk (the white … Read Full Description

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S/N: BI-AA-MATH-237–197033
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Full Title:

Astur Novae Hollandiae (White Goshawk).

Date:

C1916

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring

Paper Size: 

240mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Astur Novae Hollandiae (White Goshawk). - Antique Print from 1916

Genuine antique
dated:

1916

Description:

Distribution: Australia wide. Heavy timbered coastal and subcoastal from Kimberleys eastward SW SA. ON Kangaroo Island and Tasmania. White phase of this Goshawk. First described by Gmelin Syst. Nat. 1788. Accipiter novaehollandiae

Superb lithograph of the White goshawk (the white morph of the Grey goshawk) from the last great bird series on Australian ornithology, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthew’s.

This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made. It was the last series produced using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph.
Aboriginal name: Pukani in Djab Wurrung
Modern binomial name: Accipiter novaehollandiae
First described: Gmelin 1788
Distribution: white version is found in NT, TAS, VIC

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: Call Numbers: MRB/F598.2/M
State Library Victoria: RARESF 598.2994 M42
State Library South Australia: Rare Books Room 598.294 M429 b
State Library of Western Australia: Call Number Q 598.2994 MAT
National Library Australia: Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK9772
State Library Queensland: RBF 598.2994 MAT
National Museum of Australia: Call no: AIA F 598.2994 MAT

References:
Anker, J. Bird Books and Bird Art. Amsterdam 1979 328.
Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbucher. Stuttgart 1995 IVB 605.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: Call Numbers: MRB/F598.2/M
State Library Victoria: RARESF 598.2994 M42
State Library of Western Australia: Call Number Q 598.2994 MAT
State Library South Australia: Rare Books Room 598.294 M429
National Library Australia: Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK9772
State Library Queensland: RBF 598.2994
National Museum of Australia: Call no: AIA F 598.2994 MAT

Henrik Gronvold (1858 - 1940)

Gronvold was a Danish born artist who, after studying, entered the military as a draughtsman. On leaving Denmark he obtained work at the British History Museum in London. This image is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthews 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.

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