C1914

WOOD SANDPIPER

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Distribution: Migrates to Australia from Siberia in winter. First described by Linne 1758.

$A 90

S/N: BI-AA-MATH-156–225025
(C102)
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Full Title:

WOOD SANDPIPER

Date:

C1914

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
WOOD SANDPIPER - Antique Print from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Distribution: Migrates to Australia from Siberia in winter. First described by Linne 1758.

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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