C1873

Falco Gyrfalco

The Gryfalcon is the largest of the Falcons and has often been used over the centuries in falconary. Common names              Gyrfalcon. Modern binomial name   Falco rusticolus First described                 Linnaeus 1758 Distribution                      Artic coasts From                                 John Gould, Birds of Great Britain. Volume … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Falco Gyrfalco

Date:

C1873

Engraver:

Walter 

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

380mm 
x 525mm
AUTHENTICITY
Falco Gyrfalco - Antique Print from 1873

Genuine antique
dated:

1873

Description:

The Gryfalcon is the largest of the Falcons and has often been used over the centuries in falconary.

Common names              Gyrfalcon.

Modern binomial name   Falco rusticolus

First described                 Linnaeus 1758

Distribution                      Artic coasts

From                                 John Gould, Birds of Great Britain. Volume V

Josef Wolf (1820 - 1899)

Born and educated in Prussia, Wolf was apprenticed to a lithographer at the age of sixteen, but after three years he returned home to work on a series of small, detailed bird drawings. This album of drawings brought Wolf recognition from book editors and museums in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. After working as an illustrator on commission, Wolf enrolled at the Antwerp Academy in 1847 to study painting. In 1848, he moved to London where he soon established himself among the leading naturalists and wildlife artists. In 1856, Gould and Wolf traveled together through Norway to study and sketch birds including ptarmigans, golden eagles, and ospreys. Gould included Wolf's depictions of game and water birds and birds of prey in his, The Birds of Great Britain (1862-1873). Among Wolf's other great achievements were his illustrations for the London Zoological Society's The Zoological Sketches (1856-67) and D.G. Elliot's The Life and Habits of Wild Animals (1874). Wolf became the most famous ornithological artist during his time.

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