Edward Lear Short-toed Ptarmigan Hand-Colored Plate

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Edward Lear Short-toed Ptarmigan Hand-Colored Plate

By Lear, Edward, and John Gould

SKU# 18090

$ 1,150.00

Hand-colored lithographic plate, approximately 14.5 inches wide by 21 inches long. From: Gould, J., The Birds of Europe, 1832-1837, plate number 256. Image is of a Short-toed Ptarmigan, Lagopus brachydactylus (Temm.). Gould's The Birds of Europe documented native Europe birds to the same artistic standards that had been previously applied to foreign birds. This volume was the first time he worked with Edward Lear who was a master of painting live specimens of birds.

Publisher Richard and John E. Taylor
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1832-1837
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First
Number of Volumes 0
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description Light wear to very edge of plate, framing tape on top edge, image is clean and bright; in fine condition.
Limited Edition No