C1925

Struthidea Cinerea (Grey Jumper)

Superb lithograph of the Apostle Bird 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:

Struthidea Cinerea (Grey Jumper)

Date:

C1925

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

230mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Struthidea Cinerea (Grey Jumper) - Vintage Print from 1925

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1925

Description:

Superb lithograph of the Apostle Bird 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. The apostlebird was named after the apostles, the twelve followers of Jesus Christ. In fact, the species travel in family groups of between 6 and 20.

From Gregory Matthews, The Birds of Australia. 

Modern binomial name: Chlamydera nuchalis
First scientific description: Gould 1837
Distribution: QLD, NT, NSW, VIC

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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