C1911

WHITE BROWED CRAKE

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Distribution: QLD, WA & NT. Kimberleys eastward to Cairns on Cape Your Peninsula.

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S/N: BI-AA-MATH-054–225024
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Full Title:

WHITE BROWED CRAKE

Date:

C1911

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original handcolouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
WHITE BROWED CRAKE - Antique Print from 1911

Genuine antique
dated:

1911

Description:

Distribution: QLD, WA & NT. Kimberleys eastward to Cairns on Cape Your Peninsula.

Biography:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912)

Keulemans was a Dutch bird artist and illustrator.

He was born in Rotterdam and as a young man collected animal specimens for museums such as the Natural History Museum in Leiden, whose director, Hermann Schlegel, encouraged Keulemans and sent him on the 1864 expedition to West Africa. In 1869, he was persuaded by Richard Bowdler Sharpe to illustrate his Monograph of the Alcedinidae, or Family of Kingfishers (1868-1871) and to move to England, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Keulemans was the most sought-after bird artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a prolific and talented work-oriented illustrator. This image is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Mathew’s 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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