C1916

Pandion Cristatus. (White-headed Osprey)

Superb lithograph of the Osprey from the last great bird series on Australian ornithology, The Birds of Australia by Gregory Matthews which is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done. It also was the last series … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pandion Cristatus. (White-headed Osprey)

Date:

C1916

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pandion Cristatus. (White-headed Osprey) - Antique Print from 1916

Genuine antique
dated:

1916

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Osprey from the last great bird series on Australian ornithology, The Birds of Australia by Gregory Matthews which is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done. It also was the last series produced to use hand colouring rather than colour printed lithography for the illustrations. 

Binomial name: Pandion cristatus
Distribution: Mainland Australia.
First described: Vieillot, 1816

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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