1. Common whitethroat. 2. Lesser Whitethroat.
Author: Gould,J.& Gould, E
Publisher: Birds of Europe. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Date published: 1832-1837waf. Latin title: 1.Curruca cinerea (Bechst). 2. Curruca garrula (Beckst).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): 54.1cms.x 71.5cms.Image size : 310mm.x 470 mm. approximately. Includes text sheet on back of mount. Barely visible V shaped mark below lower bird - see magnified image. 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.