C1915

Tadorna Ruditergum. White-Headed Shieldrake.

Artist:

Henrik Grönvold (1858 - 1940)

This image of the Burdekin Duck is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthews and rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made. It was the last series produced … Read Full Description

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S/N: BI-AA-MATH-208–201615
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Full Title:

Tadorna Ruditergum. White-Headed Shieldrake.

Date:

C1915

Artist:

Henrik Grönvold (1858 - 1940)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Tadorna Ruditergum. White-Headed Shieldrake. - Antique Print from 1915

Genuine antique
dated:

1915

Description:

This image of the Burdekin Duck is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthews and 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 each individual lithograph..

Common name: Burdekin Duck
Binomial name: Radjah radjah
Distribution: WA, NT, QLD WA eastward to Fitzroy River QLD. 
First described: Garnot 1828. 

Biography:

Henrik
Grönvold (1858-1940)

Danish
naturalist and artist, known for his illustrations of birds. Gronvold
had an early interest in natural history, and an early aptitude for
natural history art. He studied drawing in Copenhagen, and worked
first as a draughtsman of the Royal Danish Army’s artillery and an
illustrator at the Biological Research Station of Copenhagen.

In
1892, Gronvold left Denmark intending to emigrate to the United
States but while in London en route, he was employed at the Natural
History Museum
preparing
anatomical specimens. Gronvold became a skilled taxidermist, and
established a reputation as an artist. He was employed at the Museum
until 1895, when he accompanied William Ogilvie-Grant on an
expedition to the Salvage Islands. After this expedition, Gronvold
worked at the Museum in an unofficial capacity as an artist for
decades, and only left London to attend an ornithological congress in
Berlin. 

Gronvold
died at Bedford in 1940 and was survived by his wife Josefine, and
daughter Elsa, who had become a skilled portrait painter.

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