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Woodland Animals: Antique Prints of Bear, Beaver, Cougar, Deer & Squirrel. We offer a variety of hand colored engravings and antique lithographs, call me with your specific ideas. Phone: 413-245-4197  or  Email:  anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Woodland Animals. Hand Colored Engravings of Woodland Mammals by Compte de Buffon

Woodland animals published from 1749-1761. These are Buffon Animal Prints, animals you may look for if you like the woods. Woodland mammals. I love wild North American animals… And I love George Leclerc Compte de Buffon’s work on mammals. Every animals has a unique expression.  Measuring about 7 1/2 x 9 1/2″, these are hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag. There is a slight toning to the paper. The prints look great in person.  Click here to contact us.

Framed Exquisite Deer Engravings by George Leclerc Compte de Buffon!

These woodland animals of deer come from a rare edition of Buffon’s work, published in Germany from 1790-1805.  These are hand colored copper plate engravings, on hand made hand laid rag.  Double matted in rag and under UV glass in a solid wood molding with fruitwood burl.  Each piece measures 9 1/2″  x 11 1/2″. Click here to contact us.

George Leclerc Compte de Buffon Squirrels, a Unique Collection Framed.

These woodland animals come from a rare German edition of Compte de Buffon’s work which was published from 1790-1805.  These are hand colored copper plate engravings, on hand made, hand laid rag.  Double matted in rag and under UV glass in a solid wood molding with fruitwood burl.  Each piece measures 9 1/2″  x 11 1/2″. Click here to contact us.

Wild North American Woodland Animals Published in New York 1900.

c.1900 Published by the Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York. Photolithographs. Each in lovely bold colors, paper measures about 9 x 11″ they are priced $75. each or the three for $175. Click here to contact us.

Please contact me about animals you are interested in, for a personalized selection.

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

Wild North American Woodland Animals. We are happy to offer only original engravings & lithographs produced by famous naturalists including the work of Audubon, Buffon and Merian. Our antique prints of wild North American woodland animals are guaranteed authentic antiques from the 1640’s to 1900. The Quadrupeds… are four legged animals! We have old engravings & lithographs of bear, deer, beaver & otter. These are old prints of mammals. Animals you may see in the woods. Enjoy our selection of North American species at Anne Hall Antique Prints.

Copper plate engravings are old antique prints. It was an antique printing method, like photographs in the old days, so that people could see images of what these studies were about. In copper plate engraving, a very thin piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. While the paper was slightly damp, the copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto the piece of hand made rag paper, actually engraving the paper. Water colors could be added by hand, using the finest natural products obtained from everywhere on the Earth.

Lithography is an antique printing method. It came after copper plate engraving. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color, black. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from individual key stoned limestone plates. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted, or render the image out of registration. The process virtually replaced the laborious and expense of hand water coloring. Adventually, c.1900 photographic off set printing replaced any and all antique printing methods, pretty much forever.

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