Thomas Gentry Valley Quail of California or California Quail. Printed in Philadelphia in 1882 for Nests & Eggs of Birds of the United States. American antique color lithograph.
Thomas Gentry Nests & Eggs of the United States:
In 1882 Thomas Gentry authored this important work entitled Nests & Eggs of Birds of the United States. Published by Wagenseller in Philadelphia. Gentry was a member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science. It was his objective to describe with beautifully lithographed plates, the common birds, their nests and their eggs of species found in the US. Gentry’s work provides affordable antique artwork of American species.
Beautiful Antique Color Lithographs:
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 just about 9 1/4 x 12″
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