C1914

Gallinago megala. Swinhoe’s Snipe.

Superb lithograph of Swinhoe’s Snipe 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 … Read Full Description

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S/N: BI-AA-MATH-167–225018
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Full Title:

Gallinago megala. Swinhoe’s Snipe.

Date:

C1914

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Gallinago megala. Swinhoe's Snipe. - Antique Print from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Superb lithograph of Swinhoe’s Snipe 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. by G. Matthews.

Common name: Swinhoe’s Snipe
Binomial name: Gallinago megala
First described: Swinhoe 1861
Distribution: Migrates to Australia from Siberia in winter. Australia wide coast.

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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