C1914

Mathewsia Rubicunda. (Native Companion)

Superb lithograph of the Brolga from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph. This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mathewsia Rubicunda. (Native Companion)

Date:

C1914

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

243mm 
x 336mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mathewsia Rubicunda. (Native Companion) - Antique Print from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Brolga from the last great bird series made using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph.

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.

From Gregory Matthews, The Birds of Australia. by G. Matthews.

Common names: Brolga, Native Companion, Australian Crane.
Binomial name: Antigone rubicunda
Distribution: Open swamplands of subcoastal mainland.
First described by Perry 1810

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, 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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