Audubon Birds. c. 1870 Lockwood Edition Hand Colored Lithographs Framed:
Audubon Birds. c. 1870 Lockwood Edition Hand Colored Lithographs. Double Matted in rag to 9×12″ to fit a standard sized frame:
JJ Audubon Birds Lockwood Edition published in 1870. These are hand colored lithographs. They are the illustrations of John James Audubon for Birds of North America. Audubon’s illustrations were transferred onto a specially crafted flat piece of limestone. What adventially would be in relief was drawn in with a kind of a greasy crayon. It took tremendous skill to be a lithographer. One would serve an apprenticeship for years before becoming a lithographer. If you were not good, you would never work for a major firm. Your job depended on your skill. Once finished with meticulous detail, the limestone plate was emerged into nitric acid. The nitric acid burned away the parts of the limestone that was not protect extend by the greasy crayon. The plate was cleaned off, inked up and printed in black ink. The porosity of the limestone had to have a just the right consistency and posits for printing purposes. The water colors were added professionally hand colored at the time of production, back in 1870. This work is one of the few old works published on North American Birds during the 1800’s. Vintage hand colored lithographs from 1870. These are all North American birds. The lithographs are in good condition. The illustrations are of North American species. each old lithograph has double matted in rag to 9×12″. JJ Audubon Bird Lockwood Edition are affordable and a part of American History.