Jan 212019
 

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!

Parrots by Martinet -18th Century French Engravings

Below are fine antique parrot prints produced in Paris from 1770-1786. 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.

 

A laborious craft of everyone involved in production of these 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

Buffon Martinet Parrots and Toucans Antique Hand Colored Engravings!

Martinet Parrots or Perruches in French from 1770-1783.  The following antique parrot prints were published between 1770 & 1783, over an astounding 13 years.  It was a monumental effort to catalog 1035  known 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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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.

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

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