C1914

Numenius Cyanopus. (Curlew).

Superb lithograph of the Far Eastern curlew from the last great bird series on Australian ornithology, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthew’s. This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made. It was the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Numenius Cyanopus. (Curlew).

Date:

C1914

Engraver:

 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

240mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Numenius Cyanopus. (Curlew). - Antique Print from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Far Eastern curlew from the last great bird series on Australian ornithology, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthew’s.

This series is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made. It was the last series produced using the laborious process of hand colouring of each individual lithograph.

Aboriginal name: Widjonong (WA)
Modern binomial name: Numenius madagascariensis
First described: Linnaeus, 1766
Distribution: Australia wide, NZ

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.

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

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

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