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May 062017
 

Water birds by John Gould could be just the finishing touch to complete your room!

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 other waterbirds available and I welcome your inquiries please email me or call 413-245-4197.

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. First one had to travel and see the 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.

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! 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 Water Birds Dutch Hand Colored Engravings

Mark Catesby Dutch hand colored engraving. 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 Fowl, American

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.

Water birds! We have a great old water bird prints for sale! hand colored lithographs, hand colored engravings, Chromolith 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!

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

Sep 242016
 

Selby Ducks 1817-1834 Antique Hand Colored Engravings Framed.

 

Gould Ducks Framed Antique Lithographs Hand Colored Circa 1860

 

Nozeman Ducks Antique Hand Colored Engravings Framed

 

Pennant Ducks Rare Original Antique Hand Colored Engravings 1776

Aug 232016
 

Nozeman Bird Prints. Coming from Nederlandsche Vogelen or the Birds of the Netherlands.

These are large folio hand colored copper engravings, hand made laid rag.  Published from 1770 to 1829.  These antique engravings come from the finest work on birds published by the Dutch. Theses are water birds, favorite shore birds… Click here to contact us.

Nozeman Bird Prints.  These are the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.  These authentic antique prints were published from 1779-1820. It took an amazing 59 years to complete this laborious work on Birds of the Netherland.  During that period, the Dutch colonized areas all over the world.  These magnificent antiques are hand colored copper plate engravings. They were printed onto hand made, hand laid rag paper.  Nederlandsche Vogelen meaning the Birds of the Netherlands. Each old print measures 15×21.5″  Oustanding, near perfect condition.

A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like these Nozeman Bird Prints.  First, find, acquire and identify the species. Second the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy.  The paper was hard to acquire.  Just making paper during the 18th Century required tremendous skill.  It was a lifetime craft. 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. but has the ability to survive many Centuries. LATER The image would be transferred onto a copper plate and engraved with burins, another life skill.  The engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes. Then there was illumination.  Water colorists would die at young ages, due to licking tips of their paint brushes.  Popularity of publications depended on how many sets the publisher could sell.  This set would be acquired by the wealthiest clergy and noblemen, doctors and solicitors. Click here to contact us.

 

Aug 232016
 

Mark Catesby Birds! Antique Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings.

Mark Catesby Birds.  Here are Mark Catesby water birds. This famous work is on North American species of birds and the foliage they were found with. Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, is now classic. Catesby was in the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas in the 1730’s. The Seligmann Edition was published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam. Stunning water colored copper plate engravings on rag. Each old print measures about 10 1/4 x 17″ though there are a few that are 9 1/2 x 15 1/2″  See my Carolina Parakeet!

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A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like theseMark Catesby Birds. First Catesby had to travel, find and identify the species. Second the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy. LATER 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.

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

Aug 232016
 

Selby Ducks! Stunning Life Sized! Illustrations from 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″

 


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Oct 312014
 

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 $20. per piece. Click here to contact us.

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Jul 262014
 

George Edwards, Seligmann Edition. Water Birds: a combined work from 1770 of George Edwards and Dr. Johann Seligmann. These antique engravings of water birds, were published in Amsterdam by George Edwards & Dr. Johann Seligmann, from 1771 through 1776. These old prints of birds are Dutch water colored by hand, copper plate engravings, that were printed onto hand made, laid rag. A laborious craft of all those involved. The paper was hard to acquire, the engrave would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to the paints. 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. Paper coming from trees during the 20th and 21st Centuries is highly acidic and does not last for long. Each one of these lovely hand colored copper plate engravings, measures about 10 1/4 x 17. There are a couple of ones with slightly smaller paper, measuring at 9 1/2 x 15 1/2. Click here to contact us.

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