Jan 252019
 

Water Birds by John Gould & others including Francois Martinet and Mark Catesby. Unique rare prints in galleries of Swans, Kingfishers, Loons, Herons & Cranes.

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Water Birds John Gould.  Beautiful Hand Colored Antique Lithographs, 14 1/2 x 21 1/2″

John Gould is perhaps the most famous English ornithologist of the 19th century.  He illustrated some 2999 different birds.  Issued by subscription in large folio parts, his work was in great demand by the wealthy, clergy, doctors, and other naturalists. To create a monumental work on a certain type of bird say the birds of Great Britain circa 1860, many steps were involved.

One had to have access to specimens.  To travel and see the Water Bird in person, then a meticulously drawn illustration was made with notations of colors, behavior, and other scientific data that was observed. Through the art of lithography, The illustrations would come to life in the form of water colored lithographs for subscribers. The high quality paper was made by a paper maker. Then to create a lithograph, the process by which a limestone piece was drawn upon with a sort of a greasy crayon. The slab of limestone was then dipped into nitric acid which burnt away parts not under the greasy crayon.  The slab of limestone was wiped off and inked up, then watercolors could be professionally added. The bird prints John Gould created required tremendous workmanship, being one of the most laborious processes of printing known.

Consider Beautiful Large Hand Colored Ducks by John Prideaux Selby!

John Gould Water Birds: Magnificent Swans!

Water Birds: These Magnificent Swans come from The Birds of Great Britain circa 1860. They are beautiful water colored lithographs in excellent condition and each old print measures about 14.5 x 21.5″.   I have matted them in 100% rag mat and the measure 22×28″  I have other waterbirds available and I welcome your inquiries, so please email me or call  at  413-245-4197.

Water Birds: Hand Colored Antique Swan Prints

Loons Hand Colored.  Antique Lithographs & Engravings.

Water Birds! Loons hand colored lithographs engravings. To hear the loon calling, something you’ll remember always. Water Birds ~ Loons… Here is an assortment of old engravings and lithographs, some are hand colored. The ornithological illustrations were executed by various early Ornithologists including Buffon, Meyers, Studer, Edwards, Dresser and Morris. Click here to contact us.

Water Birds! 18th Century Buffon Kingfishers, Hand Colored Engravings.

Buffon Kingfishers, hand colored engravings from 1785-1804! These are small German water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand linen rag. One of the most fanciful water birds. One of the famous French naturalists ever George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. Archival matting to 8×10″ $125. each, 3 or more $100. each. Free shipping in the US. Click here to contact us.

Buffon Hand Colored Water Birds, Framed

Water Birds, Buffon hand colored water fowl framed. These small framed hand colored engravings of water birds are lovely. This is the work of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. A rare German edition of Buffon’s. Published from 1770-1805. These are water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag. Framed in rag, under UV glass. Each framed print measures @ 10×12″ $165. Each, free shipping on two or more. Click here to contact us.

Mark Catesby & Dr. Seligmann Water Birds Hand Colored Engravings

Mark Catesby hand colored engravings. This famous work is of special interest as it is one of the few works published on North American species of birds and foliage they require. Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, Mark Catesby’s work is now classic, iconic on the subject. Catesby was in the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas in the 1730’s. The Seligmann Edition was published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam. These stunning hand water colored copper plate engravings were printed onto rag paper. The hand coloring was added at the time of production. Each old print measures about 10 1/4 x 17″ though there are a few that are 9 1/2 x 15 1/2″ Click here to contact us.

Water Birds: Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings

Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings of waterbirds published 1770-1783. Fine French water colored copper plate engravings, inked up and printed onto hand made linen rag (paper). Each old bird print measures @9×12″ Superb strong hand coloring and great condition! Click here to contact us.

Ridgeway Water Birds Original photo – lithographs.  Call for a personal selection.

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Ridgeway Water Bird Illustrations of North American Species of Birds… Old Prints. These vintage illustrations is the work of JL Ridgeway. They are sought after by North American birders, partly because the illustrations include the environment the birds would be seen in, in nature. Included in the selection is the Great Blue heron, Belted Kingfisher, Wood Duck,   Dowitcher, Yellow Legs, and the English Snipe. The images of the birds include the environment the birds live in.  The natural habitat of each burd.  These old photolithographs were printed in the early days of photo mechanical printing. It was an off set printing method. Each color was applied in a separate process photographically. They are affordable images of North American species of birds. These old bird prints were first illustrated by Ridgeway. They were published in New York c.1900. There were not many books published on North America birds from 1830-1900.  Therefore if you want reasonably priced old prints of North American birds, these may be for you.  Nice coloration and lovely scenic backgrounds.   Each old print measures 9 1/2 x 12″,  is in good condition, and has strong colors. I am willing to double mat them in rag, archival mats to 11×14″ for an additional $25. per piece. Click here to contact us. 

Ridgeway Water Fowl, American Photo Lithographs.   The illustrations by JL Ridgeway are sought after by North American birders. These old print were published in New York c.1900.  Each print measures 9 1/2 x 12″ and are in good condition with strong colors. Click here to contact us.

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I hope you have enjoyed viewing my collections of Water Birds by John Gould & others!

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Water birds! We have a great old water bird prints for sale! hand colored lithographs, hand colored engravings, Chromo litho lithographs. Here are old ornithology prints. Water Fowl. Antique Water Bird Prints of all kinds of water fowl including old engravings and lithographs produced by many ornithologists including, John Gould, Francois Martinet, Cornelius Nozeman, John Prideaux Selby, Thomas Pennant, and Buffon. Antique swan prints and antique heron prints. Antique hand colored lithographs of ducks and swans, egrets and herons by John Gould. Old tropical water birds prints by Martinet and other early ornithologists! Old prints produced by Buffon, Martinet, Gould, Selby, Pennant, Nozeman and other early ornitholigists! Some of these old prints date from the mid 1600’s to about 1900. Antique prints of waterbirds with character from Anne Hall Antique Prints! Some of the water birds include king fishers, egrets and herons, swans and ducks. These are old engravings and lithographs, antique prints of water birds. These prints are in very good condition as always… from Anne Hall Antique Prints!

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Consider hand colored orchids!

Jan 252019
 

Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet… Looking around for antique parrot prints? Framed? Browse my unique selection!  At Anne Hall Antique Prints we will provide you will an excellent selection and custom help!

Buffon Martinet Parrots 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings!

Martinet Parrots or Perruches in French from 1770-1783.  The work of Francois Nicolas Martinet, one of France’s foremost bird illustrators of the eighteenth century.  Each piece is a copper plate engraving on hand made hand laid linen rag with water color illumination that was added at the time of production. This was a monumental effort to catalog 1035  known species of ornithological species of birds.  A staff of 70 people, feverishly worked for an astounding 13 years to complete this amazing work by Francois Martinet.

Each hand colored copper plate engraving measures 8 1/2 x 11″

How about a few palms to add to your parrots?

Buffon Parrots, Small & Framed, Ready to Hang!

Buffon Parrot Prints Framed! Vintage hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand hand laid rag paper.  This is the work of George LeClerc Compte de Buffon, a FAVORITE FAMOUS French Naturalist.  This rare German edition was published from 1785 to 1804.  Each old print has been framed with archival materials to protect them. Each piece measures 11 x 12″

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Do you like the Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet you see here?  Then Please  See Large Framed Parrots Similar to These!

 

Like the Antique Prints of Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet? Great!

Small Hand Colored Parrot Prints by Buffon.

Vintage Hand Colored Engravings from c.1785-1805.  Coming from a tiny German edition of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon’s work on parrots. German water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag. Miniature in size @4×6″ $95. each or two for $165. Click here to contact us.

 

Want to see some great palms?

Toucan Parrot Engravings. Hand Colored. Martinet.

Martinet Toucan Parrot Engravings from 1770-1883. The finest work the French produced on birds. Fine water colored copper plate engravings on fine hand made rag. Superb color and condition. @9×11″

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18th and 19th Century craftsmen produced these antique prints.

Our old and rare copper plate engravings of parrots were water colored by hand during the years they were published.  The paper was difficult to acquire, the engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes, due to the naturally soft surface of the copper plate. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to the toxicity of the water colors, which many contained metals. Yet these old prints still exist in superb fine condition. These old parrot prints have exemplary detail. They have lasted for all these years, primarily due to the high quality of the rag paper. Paper during the 1700’s was literally made of rags, right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid content in the paper. This explains why paper produced in the 20th Century and after, coming from trees, does not last for long. These are fantastic old parrot prints. This is one of the most important series ever published on the subject.   Phone Us: 413-245-4197

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We hope you are enjoying our gallery of parrots and toucans by Buffon and Martinet!  Maybe you would like to  See Hand Colored Orchids

Parrots and Toucans!  Tropical species of  parrots by famous French ornithologists and other bird experts!  Everything is an antique lithograph or hand colored engraving during the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Our wonderful old engravings of exotic parrots and toucans include the work of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon and Francois Martinet will fascinate and be a focal point in your home…  We welcome your interest at Anne Hall Antique Prints!

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Jan 212019
 
Pfittacus minor gutture fufco Occidentalis. A wonderful 18th Century depiction of the brown throat green parrot with Cherries by George Edwards. $650.

George Edwards Parrots…  Dating back to the 18th century, birds including these antique parrot prints were in vogue among the art and nature aficionados.  These were published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771. Sensational handmade linen rag paper was used to print the copper plate engraved images onto.  Each rare piece comes from 18th Century Nuremberg, Germany.  Intense watercolour pigmentation has been used to make these exquisite pieces of vintage parrot framed prints glow with hand color engravings.

See Martinet & Other’s Parrots!

George Edwards Parrots: Original Copper Plate Engravings with Water Colouring,  Seligmann Edition

 

George Edwards Parrots! 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings with Archival Framing!

Fabulous George Edwards Parrots framed with archival materials.  These are antique hand colored engravings of Parrots. Published in Nuremburg, Germany from 1748-1771 for Dr. Seligmann. Beholding a charming look, the parrot framed art prints are full of character, they are vintage yet trendy and modern enough to put up in any kind of tropical home. 99% UV glass is used for these prints that are framed in 100% rag double mat board with a creme hue and in a solid wood gold bamboo leaf moulding.

 

Framed George Edwards Parrot Engravings!

George Edwards Parrots are charming 18th Century Copper Plate Engravings.  They were published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771.  This rare Nuremburg, Germany edition was engraved and printed onto stunning hand made linen rag paper. The hand colored engravings glow with intense water color pigmentation. The parrot illustrations are full of character and are absolutely charming. Traditional yet almost modern enough to show in a tropical home of any kind. Framed in 100% rag double mat board with a creme hue, in a solid wood gold leafed bamboo molding, with 99% UV glass. Each old framed print measures 17×21.”

Outstanding Antique Parrot Prints!

These old copper plate engravings of parrots were water colored by hand during the years of publication. A laborious craft of everyone involved. The paper was difficult to acquire, the engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes, due to the naturally soft surface of the copper plate. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to the toxicity of the water colors, which many contained metals. Yet these old prints still exist in superb fine condition. These old parrot prints have exemplary detail. They have lasted for all these years, primarily due to the high quality of the rag paper. Paper during the 1700’s was literally made of rags, right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid content in the paper. This explains why paper produced in the 20th Century and after, coming from trees, does not last for long. These are fantastic old parrot prints. This is one of the most important series ever published on the subject. The paper size measures about 10 1/4 x 17″

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Background on the Hand Water Coloring

During the years of publication, the vintage copper plate engravings of parrots were watercoloured by hand. Due to the soft and fragile surface of the copper plates, the engraver had to re-engrave another plate after about 300 strikes. The water coloring artists used were water colors that contained metals which were injested when licking? the brushes.  Hence colorists frequently dies at early ages. With exemplary detailing, the vintage parrot prints still exist at Anne Hall Antique Prints in pristine condition. At Anne Hall Antique Prints you can expect to find some of the best, rare, authentic antique prints, as you can easily browse through our wide spectrum of subjects and collection on our website and conveniently place your order.

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Jan 202019
 
Nests Eggs antique engravings lithographs to buy online now!

Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings, Antique lithographs & hand colored engravings by Nozeman, Bolton, Gentry, & Morris.

James Bolton’s Harmonius Ruralis! Nests-Eggs of Birds. Beautiful Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings from England 1845.

Bolton nests eggs of birds from 1807.  Wonderful pairs of antique hand colored engravings depicting the nests & eggs of birds common to Great Britain.  These lovely old prints were published in London in 1807. Harmonia Ruralis was written as an essay about the natural history of British song birds, illustrated with life sized figures of the birds, male and female with natural attitudes. The prints are water colored copper plate engravings on a heavy wove paper. The colors are bright and vivid. There is some smudging, most will not be seen after framing, however, please see the photos. Each piece measures 9 x 11 1/2″ and are sold as Pairs.   One price for both prints.

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Nests Eggs of Birds by Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp & Martinus Houttyn. Coming from Nederlandsche Vogelen Published 1779-1820.

Coming from a large full folio, the hand colored copper plate engravings, on fine hand made hand laid rag paper are exquisite. At the time of production the cost of the set was 525 Dutch Florins, $6000 in today’s currency, making it the most expensive book ever published up to that time.

Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings…  Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever published on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen.   These Nests Eggs of Birds are the works of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.  They are beautiful hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag and they measure 14.25 x 21″   to 15 x 21.5″

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The Nests Eggs of Birds seen above are the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.   Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever published on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen. Also known as the Birds of the Netherlands. Remember the Netherlands included other trading posts those days.   These are  beautifully hand colored copper plate engravings dating from 1770-1829.  Prints are 14.25″ x 21″  Pricing on request.

Consider exquisite pochoir butterflies & insects.

Consider antique fern prints in your application.

 

The Fabulous Work of Thomas Gentry: Nests & Eggs of Birds of the United States

An affordable option for birds,  nests & eggs of  American species are these Thomas Gentry Chromolithographs.  Each color was applied with individual limestone plates.  This technique is an obsolete printing method used widely in the late 19th Century known as chromolithography.  Each antique lithograph measures about 9 1/4 x 12″    Click here to contact us.

Reverend Morris Nests, Eggs. English Hand Colored Lithographs, 1890.

Reverend Morris Nests, Eggs!! These are old English water colored lithographs produced by Reverend F.O. Morris and his congregation in 1890. They measure 7×10″ and run $75. each. Click here to contact us.

More Thomas Gentry Bird’s Nests Eggs.  Antique Lithographs. American & Antique!

Thomas Gentry Birds & their nests, eggs from 1882.  These  are American chromolithographs of American Birds and their nests. Each print measures @ 9 1/2 x 12″. The colors are intense and bright. Click here to contact us.

Reverend F.O. Morris Nests, Eggs!  Abstract Art: Antique Lithographs from 1890.

Antique Hand Colored Lithographs of nests and eggs! These are the work of Reverend F.O. Morris.  His Nests and Eggs of Birds were published in 1890. They are English hand colored lithographs.  This means they were printed from a limestone plate and water colored by hand.   Each  antique lithograph measures @7×10. Eggs run $35. each. Nests run $75. each.   Click here to contact us.

Oology is the study of Nests and Eggs of Birds!  These are old antique lithographs & engravings by F.O. Morris, Thomas Gentry, Nozeman and Bolton. Old antique bird engravings & lithographs of birds with their nests and eggs by early ornithologists.  Attention all bird watchers! Old antique engravings & lithographs of birds nests & Morris egg and nest prints. These bird nests & eggs were depicted by early ornithologists and oologists. All of these antique prints were produced from the mid 1700’s to 1900. Bird nests and the art of building a nest has always fascinated people. Bird nest engravings and lithographs illustrated by famous ornithologists including Morris, Hewitson, Gentry, Gould and Nozeman. Fascinated with eggs and nests wild birds? Antique prints of bird eggs & nests. Old engravings and lithographs of the avian world.  Antique bird nest prints by Morris from the 1890’s!  Antique bird egg prints by Morris. Hand colored antique bird nest and egg lithographs that are unique and affordable from Anne Hall Antique Prints!  Feather your nest… with old prints by Thomas Gentry, Reverend Morris and other ornithologists at Anne Hall Antique Prints! 

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A great identification resource, for Oology Nests Eggs, is Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Jan 032019
 

Old prints of song birds. These are antique engravings & lithographs of song birds by Martinet, Gould, Morris, Gentry & Audubon. Song birds including robins, finches & woodpeckers.

Song Birds by John Gould. Large folio hand colored lithographs.

John Gould had a passion for Ornithology.  As a result Gould illustrated a world class work on birds from 1832-1888.  Gould’s birds had to be completed by his associates,  after his death until 1888.  These subscriptions were published in London, England.  Below is a selection of John Gould original hand water colored lithographs.  Each illustration is in very good condition with bright and original water colors.    These are no less than LOVELY antique ornithology prints, because of that, they are timeless pieces of art!  Since these old lithographs are first editions, the measurements are 14×22.”

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Francois Martinet Pretty Birds. French Water Colored Copper Engravings 1770-1783

The famous French Ornithologist Francois Martinet had an intense interest in birds in the 18th Century.  Consequently Martinet produced one of the finest works the French ever published on Birds.  He employed a staff of 70 people.  Still the work took some 13 years, from 1770-1783 to complete. These are French water colored copper plate engravings. The colors are bright and will enhance your home’s décor.  Each old engraving of song birds & bird feeder types measures @9×12.”  $200. each or specially priced at $175. each when you purchase 3 or more.

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JJ Audubon Song Birds. Lockwood Edition, Hand Colored 1870.

The famous American naturalist, JJ Audubon illustrated Birds of North America.  Audubon’s ornithological illustrations were very popular. There needed to be a more affordable edition made, and quickly, as the interest was strong and demand was high, so a second small octavo edition of his Birds was published in 1870, known as the Lockwood Edition. Here are North American species of Song & Bird Feeder Types.  Double matted in rag to 9×12″ Click here to contact us.

 

Reverend F.O. Morris Song Birds. Hand Colored Wood Engravings from 1890.

This is the work of Reverend F.O. Morris.  These old engravings are of song birds & bird feeder types from 1890. They are English hand colored wood engravings.  A “birder”  Reverend and his congregation, collected the specimens, and created this encyclopedic collection about Ornithology. Measurements: 6×9″, and will mat up to @ 9×12″ or 11×14.” 

Cheep and Cheerful at only  $75. each.

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Song Birds! Woodpeckers by Morris! Charming Hand Colored Engravings from 1890.

Song Birds!  These are antique Woodpecker prints by F.O. Morris from 1890.  Each is an English water colored engraving.  It’s one of my favorite birds at my bird feeder… WOODPECKERS!  Each old print measures about 6×9″  and will frame up perfectly to 9×12″ or 11×14.”

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Raven & Crow Framed! 1890 Reverend Morris Hand Colored Engravings.

Song Birds & Bird Feeder Types by Jacob Studer.  Birds of North America.

Jacob Studer’s Birds of North America was published in Philadelphia, 1865-1885. These are lovely old chromolithographs of birds we would love to see… Song & Bird Feeder Types including the pileated wood pecker!  Can you imagine the IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER?  Even an old print of Cardinals!  Click here to contact us.

 

 

THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE!!! A Lovely American Chromolithograph $85.

Pretty song birds.  Species found at a bird feeder.

Old song bird lithographs & engravings,  pre 1900. Antique prints of robins, finches, humming birds, woodpeckers, titmice, thrushes and other pretty little birds one may see at the bird feeder.  Large John Gould hand colored lithographs date from 1860-1880. The work on song birds John Gould and Audubon, and others. Even our cheap and cheerful Morris birds are antique 1890 hand colored engravings! Tweet … Tweet…Old prints of song birds! Antique engravings & lithographs of song birds by ornithologists including Gould, Morris, Gentry & Audubon. Song birds: robins, finches & woodpeckers, titmice and hummingbirds…

A favorite subject of ours is old prints produced from 1640-1900 of little birds that can sing the prettiest tunes…   They include Song birds John Gould, and J.J. Audubon…  Pretty birds you might see at the bird feeder.  Antique hand colored lithographs and engravings of woodpeckers, thrush, titmice, sparrows and finches.  Ornithologists include F.O. Morris, John Gould, Studer, and Gentry.   Antique prints of robins, hummingbirds, woodpeckers.    

Even our cheap and cheerful Morris birds are antique 1890 hand colored engravings!  Tweet … Tweet…Old engravings and lithographs of song birds.    Antique hand colored lithographs and engravings of woodpeckers, thrush, titmice, sparrows and finches.  Ornithologists include F.O. Morris, John Gould, Jacob Studer, and Gentry.  Old prints of birds! Song Birds John Gould, Martinet, Studer & Morris. Old Prints of bird feeder type birds!

These are antiques… Do you love to watch the birds? A specialty of ours is birds. Enjoy!

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Jan 032019
 

Owls by Reverend F.O. Morris! Find the antique owl print you are looking for. 

How were these antique owl prints produced?

FIRST… The original illustrations were transferred onto boxwood plates. Each wood plate measured about 1″ thick. Each slab was engraved with special engraver’s tools known as burins. When the engraving was finished to satisfaction, it was inked up with black ink. The inked boxwood plate was pressed onto a high quality piece of paper. After the ink dried, the water color illumination was added by hand.

Antique Owl Engravings by Morris

Owls by Morris include: the Hawk Owl, Mottled Owl, and the Snowy Owl. By the way, I feel anyone is TRUELY PRIVILEGED to see an owl in the wild. And especially privileged to have one on their property. Each old hand colored engraving measures about 6 1/2 x 10″. Excellent condition with bright water coloring.Click here to contact us.

Hand colored Owl engravings from 1890.

These old owl prints Morris were published in 1890. These English hand colored wood engravings were produced by Reverend F.O. Morris, and no kidding, his entire congregation. He loved birds, apparent by the illustrations he authored on birds, published books on bird, eggs and nests.

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Oct 312018
 

Fuertes, Louis Agassiz Fuertes Antique Illustrations of American Birds!

Fuertes Birds.  Louis Agassiz Fuertes is known best for his OUSTANDING antique illustrations of North American Birds. I am not sure how he did such an incredible job illustrating birds, as it takes quite an extraordinary feel for art to see a bird and draw it. They move incredibly quickly, therefore one must wait and wait to see his subject, or have an incredible memory for details. Louis Agassiz Fuertes was very talented ornithologist. His artwork is exemplary when it comes to North American Birds. Old, vintage prints of his are very desirable amongst North American birders. Fuertes was an illustrator and artist. He set new standards for ornithological art and is considered as one of the most prolific American bird artists after John James Audubon. He made thousands of bird paintings and sketches, based on studies in nature and details from fresh specimens, that illustrate a range of ornithological works. Many of Fuertes’ paintings remain popular and in-demand today. In particular, a 1924 oil painting, Wild Turkey, sold for $86,250 at a January 2012 auction in New York. Fuertes’ love of animals and landscapes comes through in his paintings; there is a notable vivacity and excitement present in his work that has created long-term value. These lovely old photographically printed illustrations were published c.1900 in the state of NY. These are Fuertes bird illustrations. Each old bird print measures 9 1/4 x 12″ Click here to contact us.

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Oct 302018
 

Keeping chickens and roosters?  Looking for the perfect French country artwork to complement your kitchen or guest room? Enjoy browsing my incredible collection of antique poultry prints.

Chickens and Roosters! Kramer Poultry Chromolithographs-

These old prints are very desirable because of the quality of the color lithography. The colors are intense and beautiful.  These are great little poultry prints were produced in Germany in 1897.  Published as a breeder’s catalog by Kramer.  A salesman would WOW his customer with this catalog! He would show the farmers these pictures,  and then the farmer would place his order!

Sometimes I am asked, do any chickens really look like that? I can honestly answer YES- I have seen similar at poultry shows! These small chicken and rooster prints are absolutely brilliant in colors!

In a lost printing process called chromolithography, these stunning images were created. In this process each color was applied in a separate process from key stoned limestone plates, sequentially from lightest to darkest colors.

These colorful chicken prints are cheap and cheerful at $45. each. 

Each small poultry print measures  5 x 7 1/4″ and are fairly priced at   only $45. each.  Click here to contact us.

Chickens & Roosters.  Framed Kramer Chickens:  Antique Chromolithographs.  Buy Now!

Chickens in slate frames, cheerful décor, available and ready to ship! Each old chromolithograph measures 9×12″ and has stunning strong colors. The hand made black slate frames are beautifully crafted, from Vermont.  A wonderful trio priced at $150. each.

Chickens and Roosters! BUFFON Hand Colored Engravings from 1785-1804, Framed.

Chickens framed.  Small and rare.  Hand colored engravings of chickens by George Leclerc Compte de Buffon.  Each old engraving has been framed with archival materials in a fabulous black & gold frame.  Each piece measures 9×11″ finished.  $195. each.  Set of 5 for $800.  Click here to contact us.

 

Chickens and Roosters: Kramer Chromolithographs from 1897, Framed in Vermont Slate.

French Country Chickens and Roosters Framed

Chicken Chromolithograph in French Country Frame. German, Published 1897.  16″ wide 14″ high. $165.

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Chickens and Roosters,  Miscellaneous Antique Prints-

Chickens and Roosters: Rare prints including Kramer chromolithographs, 18th Century Buffon engravings, of hens and rare breeds of poultry.

These are old prints of feathered friends found on the farm & in the barn yard!  These are antique poultry engravings & lithographs of Chickens: Hens & Roosters!  The Rooster says “Cookadoodle Doooo!”  These old  prints of farm and barn yard friends will bring you years of pleasure…  These old poultry prints would look wonderful in a country kitchen or on a working farm.   These colorful chicken prints are cheap and cheerful!   We  specialize in old barnyard and agricultural prints.  Cookadoodle Dooo…  from Anne Hall Antique Prints! 

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May 292018
 

John Gould Hummingbirds: Original Antique Lithographs from the 19th Century, in excellent condition and bright colors…

John Gould Hummingbirds: Original Antique Hand Colored Lithographs from the 19th Century:

John Gould Hummingbirds – revered by collectors and naturalists alike:

Perhaps the most prolific and beloved Ornithological Publisher of the 19th Century was John Gould. John Gould lived from 1804 to 1881 and was from England. In nineteenth century Europe his name was as well known as Audubon’s was in North America. Unlike Audubon, whose life’s work focused on one region, John Gould traveled extensively and employed artists to help create his lavish hand-colored lithographs in folio size. This effort was funded the merchant class, as well as the clergy and royal family. He published a total of 2999 different bird plates, which issued in parts of subscriptions that were sold or funded.  It is said that John Gould Hummingbirds collection of actual specimens was over 2000 skins. His father was a taxidermist for the royals, and spurred his interest in collecting specimens and depicting them through the art of lithography.  For one and one half centuries, and for many years to come, these beautiful, finely executed antique lithographs with water colors will complement your collection and home decor.

A Family of Hummingbirds or A Monograph of the Trochilidae, 1849-1861

Considered to be Gould’s passion and greatest work were his hummingbirds. Some four hundred eighteen species were depicted by the artists John Gould, H.C. Richter and William Hart.Each of these John Gould Hummingbirds exquisitely defines these beloved birds. John Gould’s hummingbirds are shown with with the flora indigenous to the area for the birds. Strong botanical elements add a dimension not found in other great bird books.  A Family of Hummingbirds or A Monograph of the Trochilidae, was published in England from 1849-1861.  These stunning hummingbird prints required the tremendous skill of lifelong craftsmen and apprentices. From the creation of the paper, lithograph and the application of the the color to the black and white lithographs: gold leafing, transparent oil and water colors, with highlights of lacquer and gum arabic. This is was speaks loudly to anyone who has the opportunity to appreciate the origian works of John Gould.

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Jan 072018
 

Bolton Birds Nests Eggs and Birds from Harmonia Ruralis 1821

Bolton Birds Nests Eggs from Harmonia Ruralis.  English hand colored engravings 1821.  Coming from perhaps the most desirable books on birds.  The work is a study of birds, the nests they made and the eggs they laid.  We are pleased to offer this absolutely charming work.  Bolton’s work showing birds with their Nests entitled Harmonia Ruralis.  Bolton bird and nest prints are hand colored copper plate engravings. This is James Bolton’s lovely work entitled Harmonia Ruralis which was published in London in 1821. Harmonia Ruralis is an essay towards natural history of British song birds, illustrated with life sized figures of the birds, male and female with natural attitudes. The prints are water colored copper plate engravings on a heavy wove paper. The colors are bright and vivid. There is some smudging, most will not be seen after framing, however, please see the photos. Each piece measures 9 x 11 1/2″ and are sold as a set, the bird with its bird’s nest, one price for both vintage prints. Click here to contact us.

A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like Harmonius Ruralis by James Bolton.  These Bolton Birds was published in 1821. First one had to find and identify the species of bird along with the nest. Second the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy. The image would be transferred onto a copper plate and engraved with burins. The paper was hard to acquire, and the engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to licking tips of their paint brushes. Yet these old prints still exist in super fine condition and exemplary condition. That is mostly due to the quality of the rag paper. Paper was made of rag right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid in the paper. Very expensive to acquire, inconsistent, etc. TODAY Paper is made from trees, and was during the 20th Century, is highly acidic and does not last for long.

Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Dec 182017
 

These are the John Prideaux Selby Ducks! Magnificent Antique Prints: Selby Ducks! English Hand Colored Engravings published in London from 1817 to 1834.  Life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on handmade J. Whatman paper.  “The Audubon” of Great Britain entitled Illustrations of British Ornithology.

Selby Ducks! Stunning Life Sized! Illustrations of British Ornithology. “The finest British work ever published on Birds.”

These Selby ducks prints were published in Edinburg, Scotland from 1821-1834.  These are stunning life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on heavy wove J Whatman paper.  The same papermaker, J Whatman manufactured the paper for the first edition elephant folio Birds of America by John James Audubon in 1835.  The John Prideaux Selby Birds are known as the “Audubon” of Scotland.  The condition is excellent and the water coloring is exemplary.  Each old print measures  21 x 26″ Click here to contact us!

 

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Dec 182017
 

Our Beautiful Ducks Framed are Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings and should not be missed!  Only the best archival matboard, foam core and UV glass has been used on these antique duck prints.  The famous Ornithological Works of  John Gould, John Prideaux Selby,  Cornelius Nozeman, and Thomas Pennant.  These outstanding antique hand colored engravings and hand colored lithographs are some of the best ever published on the subject of ducks. Click here to contact us!

Selby Ducks Framed.  Rare 1817-1834 Antique Hand Colored Engravings on J. Whatman Paper.

 

Gould Ducks Framed.  Antique Lithographs Hand Colored Circa 1860. @ 29×34″

 

Nozeman Ducks Framed,  From Nedelandsche Vogelen,  Antique Hand Colored Engravings:              @ 26×30″

 

Pennant Ducks Rare and Original Antique Hand Colored Engravings  from 1776 @ 26×34″

 

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