Le Pic à baguettes dorées (femelle) Picus aurant (Gmelin) ½ nature. Amérique Sept.le.
Paris, E. Savary et C.e, Place de Louvre 10. [n.d., c.1857.]
Lithograph with exceptionally fine hand colour. Printed area 350 x 500mm (13¾ x 19¾".
A Blue Jay squarring up to a Gold-winged Woodpecker, its crest raised. These two birds, common in North America, were both included in Audobon's magnificent 'Birds of America'. Edouard Traviès (1809 - 1865) was one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, painting the birds in their natural habitat. His greatest work was 'Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes'.
[Ref: 28483] £380.00