C1911

Eudyptula Undina. (Fairy Penguin)

Superb lithograph of the Fairy Penguin from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. Little Penguins are the smallest of the world’s penguins. They make nests in crevices between rocks or … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Eudyptula Undina. (Fairy Penguin)

Date:

C1911

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.
x 335mm

Paper Size: 

240mm 
AUTHENTICITY
Eudyptula Undina. (Fairy Penguin) - Antique Print from 1911

Genuine antique
dated:

1911

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Fairy Penguin from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. Little Penguins are the smallest of the world’s penguins. They make nests in crevices between rocks or burrows in the sand dunes.

This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done and was the to use hand colouring for the lithographs.

Common Names: Fairy Penguin or Little Penguin

Binomial name: Eudyptula minor
First described: by Shaw Gen. Zoo. 1826
Distribution: NSW, VIC, SA, WA & TAS. Seas of southern Australia and islands off southwestern and southeastern Australia from Fremantle to NSW. 

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: Call Numbers: MRB/F598.2/M
State Library Victoria: RARESF 598.2994 M42
State Library South Australia: Rare Books Room 598.294 M429 b
State Library of Western Australia: Call Number Q 598.2994 MAT
National Library Australia: Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK9772
State Library Queensland: RBF 598.2994 MAT
National Museum of Australia: Call no: AIA F 598.2994 MAT

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

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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