C1924

Dorothina Fasciogularis (Fasciated Honey-Eater) Dorothina Versicolor (Varied Honey-eater)

Superb lithograph of the Mangrove honeyeater and the Varied Honey-eater from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. The series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dorothina Fasciogularis (Fasciated Honey-Eater) Dorothina Versicolor (Varied Honey-eater)

Date:

C1924

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

230mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dorothina Fasciogularis (Fasciated Honey-Eater) Dorothina Versicolor (Varied Honey-eater) - Vintage Print from 1924

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1924

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Mangrove honeyeater and the Varied Honey-eater from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. The series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made.

From Gregory Matthews, The Birds of Australia. 

Common name: Mangrove honeyeater
Modern binomial name: Gavicalis fasciogularis
First scientific description: Gould 1854
Distribution: QLD

Common name: Varied Honey-eater
Modern binomial name: Gavicalis versicolor
First scientific description: Gould 1843
Distribution: QLD

References:
Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbucher. Stuttgart 1995 IVB 605-606.
Anker, J. Bird Books and Bird Art. Amsterdam 1979 328.
Olsen, P. Feather and brush: three centuries of Australian bird art. Melbourne 2001 p.27.

Collections:
National Gallery Victoria: Bib ID 2282577
State Library Victoria: RARESF 598.2994 M4

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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