C1925

Poephila Acutcauda (Long-Tailed Finch.)

Superb lithograph of the Long-Tailed Finch 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. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Poephila Acutcauda (Long-Tailed Finch.)

Date:

C1925

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

230mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Poephila Acutcauda (Long-Tailed Finch.) - Vintage Print from 1925

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1925

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Long-Tailed Finch 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. 

Modern binomial name: Poephila acuticauda
First scientific description:  Gould 1840
Distribution: WA, NT, QLD

References:
Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbucher. Stuttgart 1995 IVB 605-606.
Anker, J. Bird Books and Bird Art. Amsterdam 1979 328.
Olsen, P. Feather and brush: three centuries of Australian bird art. Melbourne 2001 p.27.

Collections:
National Gallery Victoria: Bib ID 2282577
State Library Victoria: RARESF 598.2994 M4

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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