George Edward Parrots-Charming 18th century hand colored engravings sourced from Sammlung Verschiedener Auslaendischer und Seltener Voegel. The rare books published Nuremburg Germany for Dr. Seligman 1748-1771. Decorative antique prints with lifelike illustrations of birds provided an encyclopedia of ornithology to readers. The parrots you see on this website are all antiques. Antiques are more than 100 years old. Our George Edwards parrots are nearly 250 years old.
George Edwards Parrots: 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings
These antique prints of parrots by George Edwards are professionally framed with archival materials. The antique engravings of parrots published in Nuremburg, Germany to provide an encyclopedia of ornithology to readers. Complete with lifelike watercolor illustrations of birds. The book’s name is Sammlung Verschiedener Auslaendischer und Seltener Voegel. The parrots you have seen on this website are all antiques and over 100 years old. These ones published 1748-1771 for Dr. Seligmann. Beholding a charming look, the parrot framed art prints boast with character.
During the years of publication, from 1748-1771, these copper plate engravings of parrots were water-colored by hand. Due to the soft and fragile nature and surface of copper plates, the engraver had to re-engrave another plate after 300 strikes. Labor intensive made painting an arduous task to achieve. Watercolor artists used paints containing toxic metals. Consequentially many colorists passed away young. With exemplary details, these vintage parrot framed prints are in exquisite condition.
Set of nine decorative antique prints of parrots with gold bamboo frames.
Classic timeless art to hang on the walls of a tropical home of any kind. Framed in 100% rag double mat board with a hint of cream hue, in a solid wood gold leafed bamboo molding. Finished with 99% UV glass. Each framed antique print measures 17×21.”
Beautiful & Decorative Antique Prints from the 18th Century.
Eighteenth century art collectors subscribed to books which were issued in parts. These George Edwards Parrots published in such books published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771. Sensational handmade linen rag paper was used to print inked up copper plate engraving onto. Each of the decorative antique prints originated in 18th century Nuremberg, Germany. Intense watercolor pigmentation was used to make these exquisite pieces of art glow bringing the parrot to life. The vintage parrot framed prints shown here are in excellent condition. Nearly 250 years old, they behold charm. As with classic artwork, our antique parrot prints are modern enough to put up in any kind of tropical home.
George Edwards Parrots from Sammlung Verschiedener Auslaendischer und Seltener Voegel
Our George Edwards Parrots are sourced from Sammlung Verschiedener Auslaendischer und Seltener Voegel. The rare books published 1748-1771. Though some 250 years old, the charming mid 18th century engravings are full of character. Edward’s decorative antique prints of parrots include depictions of: Pfittacus minor gutture fufco Occidentalis or brown throat green parrot; Psittacus niger Madagafcarenfis or Black Parrot: and Toucan pectore flavo or the yellow throat Toucan; and many other species.
Our George Edwards Parrots are 18th century copper plate engravings. Published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771. This rare Nuremburg, Germany edition 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 delightful to look at. Each piece measures 11 x 17 1/2″ Speak to Anne if you are interested in reasonable archival framing on these antique prints. Click here to contact us.
Engraving & Paper in our George Edwards Parrots
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.
The parrots on this website have exemplary details. 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. Paper was made from non acidic sources such as linen, flax and rags. This explains why paper produced in the 20th Century and after, which comes from trees, does not last for long.
George Edwards Parrots: Watercolors & Illumination
During the years of publication, in this case in the mid 18th Century, the vintage copper plate engravings of parrots were illuminated by applying water colors 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 artists used water colors that contained metals which were injested when licking the brushes creating a sharp point, allowing the colorist to be exact in her application. Hence colorists frequently dies at early ages. With exemplary detailing, the vintage parrot prints still exist at Anne Hall Antique Prints in pristine condition.
Conclusions on these 18th Century Parrot Prints:
The history behind our George Edwards parrots is rich and fascinating. Dating back to the 18th century, knowing about and watching birds was very popular as it is today. The hobby educates oneself about ornithology as well as nature & even exploration. In the 1700’s reading books having wonderful hand colored engravings to explain the parrot was key to selling books. Being able to visualize a species through realistic depictions, such as these lifelike hand colored engravings of parrots, was paramount in learning about birds during the Eighteenth century.
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