C1912

Dapton capensis. (Cape petrel).

Superb lithograph of the Cape Petrel 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dapton capensis. (Cape petrel).

Date:

C1912

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original handcolouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

345mm 
x 245mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dapton capensis. (Cape petrel). - Antique Print from 1912

Genuine antique
dated:

1912

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Cape Petrel 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: Cape petrel
Modern binomial name: Daption capense
First described: Linnaeus 1758
Distribution: Australia wide

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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