waf. Latin title: 1.Salicaria Melanopogon. 2. Salicaria aquatica.Fine lithograph with original colouring. Overall size in hinged off white fully conservation mount and back (so floating freely apart from two pieces of archival tape): 54.2cms.x 71.7cms.Image size : 310mm.x 470 mm. approximately. Includes text sheet on back of mount. A hint of offsetting from a text leaf but not offensive else good condition. In this early series of prints the bird is the focus of the image (with virtually no background) giving it the impression of being a watercolour or drawing. A stunning image from one of the great bird illustrators of all time. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gould. The beautiful images from this work have been collected since their first publication.
50633 Gould,J.& Gould, E