C1911

Dromaeus Novae-Hollandae. (Emu)

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Very rare lithograph of the Emu. Distribution: Mainland Australia.  First recorded by the early settlers in 1788.  First illustrated in Governor Phillip’s account of the colony in 1789, the bird was shot 2 miles from the settlement and sketch made … Read Full Description

$A 375

S/N: BI-AA-MATH-001–202088
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Full Title:

Dromaeus Novae-Hollandae. (Emu)

Date:

C1911

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dromaeus Novae-Hollandae. (Emu) - Antique Print from 1911

Genuine antique
dated:

1911

Description:

Very rare lithograph of the Emu.

Distribution: Mainland Australia. 

First recorded by the early settlers in 1788. 
First illustrated in Governor Phillip’s account of the colony in 1789, the bird was shot 2 miles from the settlement and sketch made of it by Ltn Watts. Keulemans was the most sought-after bird artist of the late19th and early 20th centuries. 
This lithograph is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G.Matthew’s 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.  

Biography:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912)

Keulemans was a Dutch bird artist and illustrator.

He 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 Keulemans and sent him on the 1864 expedition to West Africa. In 1869, he was persuaded by Richard Bowdler Sharpe to illustrate hisMonograph of the Alcedinidae, or Family of Kingfishers (1868-1871) and to move to England, where he lived for the rest of his lif

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