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Sparrow Hawk, Female.
Sparrow Hawk, Female. Plate XIII.
[after Prideaux John Selby.]
[Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme, c.1821.]
Engraving with hand colour. 265 x 420mm (10½ x 16½"), on paper watermarked 'Ruse & Turner 1818', large margins. A little damp staining in margin.
A female sparrow hawk, plate 13 of Selby's 'Illustrations of British Ornithology', published between 1821 and 1834. This was the first publication in which British birds were illustrated life-size. At the same time the publisher was also preparing the first plates for John James Audobon's 'Birds of America', also life-size. It is said that Audubon switched to Robert Havell Jnr in London after ten plates were finished because he felt Selby was receiving preferential treatment from Lizars.
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Sparrow Hawk, Male.
Sparrow Hawk, Male. Plate XIII*.
[after Prideaux John Selby.]
[Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme, c.1821.]
Engraving with hand colour. 265 x 420mm (10½ x 16½"), on paper watermarked 'Ruse & Turner 1818', large margins.
A sparrow hawk with an unfortunate snipe, plate 13* of Selby's 'Illustrations of British Ornithology', published between 1821 and 1834. This was the first publication in which British birds were illustrated life-size. At the same time the publisher was also preparing the first plates for John James Audobon's 'Birds of America', also life-size. It is said that Audubon switched to Robert Havell Jnr in London after ten plates were finished because he felt Selby was receiving preferential treatment from Lizars.
[Ref: 50350]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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