C1855

Cormorant.

Artist:

Benjamin Fawcett (1808 - 1893)

Superb original hand coloured engraving of the Australian Black Cormorant. Common name :   Black Cormorant, Black Shag (NZ) Binomial name: Phalacrocorax carbo First described: Linnaeus 1758 Distribution: Australia wide & New Zealand

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S/N: AHOBR-6059-BI-AA–343050
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Full Title:

Cormorant.

Date:

C1855

Artist:

Benjamin Fawcett (1808 - 1893)

Condition:

Faint spot on right margin, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 118mm

Paper Size: 

249mm 
x 153mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cormorant. - Antique Print from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

Superb original hand coloured engraving of the Australian Black Cormorant.

Common name :   Black Cormorant, Black Shag (NZ)
Binomial name: Phalacrocorax carbo
First described: Linnaeus 1758
Distribution: Australia wide & New Zealand

Artist:

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.

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