C1922

Oreoscopus Gutturalis (Collared Scrub-Wren) Acanthornis Magnus (Scrub-tit)

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

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Full Title:

Oreoscopus Gutturalis (Collared Scrub-Wren) Acanthornis Magnus (Scrub-tit)

Date:

C1922

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

245mm 
x 350mm
AUTHENTICITY
Oreoscopus Gutturalis (Collared Scrub-Wren) Acanthornis Magnus (Scrub-tit) - Antique Print from 1922

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1922

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Fernwren and Scrubtit from the last great bird series that made use of 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 made and many of these are in institutional collections.

Common name: Fernwren
Modern binomial name: Oreoscopus gutturalis
First described:  De Vis 1889
Distribution:  QLD

Common name:  Scrubtit
Modern binomial name:  Acanthornis magna
First described: Gould 1855
Distribution:  TAS & King Island

From Gregory Matthews, The Birds of Australia. London

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

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2282577
National Museum of Australia: AIA F 598.2994 MAT
State Library Victoria:  RARESF 598.2994 M42

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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