C1913

Charadrius Fulvus. (Lesser Golden Plover).

Superb lithograph of the Pacific Golden Plover from the last great bird series that made use of the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Charadrius Fulvus. (Lesser Golden Plover).

Date:

C1913

Engraver:

 

Condition:

Small impurity in paper to the left of the image and one fain spot below title, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

345mm 
x 245mm
AUTHENTICITY
Charadrius Fulvus. (Lesser Golden Plover). - Antique Print from 1913

Genuine antique
dated:

1913

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Pacific Golden Plover from the last great bird series that made use of the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made and many of these are in institutional collections.

Common name: Pacific Golden Plover
Modern binomial name: Pluvialis fulva
First described: Gmelin 1798
Distribution: Australia wide (coast). This plover makes one of the longest migrations in the world.

From Gregory Matthews, The Birds of Australia. London

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

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2282577
National Museum of Australia: AIA F 598.2994 MAT
State Library Victoria:  RARESF 598.2994 M42

 

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Keulemans was born in Rotterdam and as a young man he collected animal specimens for museums such as the Natural History Museum in Leiden, whose director, Hermann Schlegel, encouraged him by sending him on the 1864 expedition to West Africa. In 1869, he was persuaded by Richard Bowdler Sharpe to illustrate his Monograph of the Alcedinidae, or Family of Kingfishers (1868-1871) and to move to England, where he lived for the rest of his life.

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