1794 Edward Donovan - ROBIN RED BREAST exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - Ornithology
1794 Edward Donovan - ROBIN RED BREAST exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - Ornithology
1794 Edward Donovan - ROBIN RED BREAST exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - Ornithology

1794 Edward Donovan - ROBIN RED BREAST exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - Ornithology

$110.00 Dollar

Engraving with original handcoloring, 

Plate size approx. 

8 x 4 1/2 inches, on sheet approx. 9 x 5 1/2 inches. 

Sheet: 23 x 13 cm

An exquisite bird print, engraved and hand coloured by the artist.

Nissen IVB 257; Mullens & Swann, p 173.

'The hand-coloring of these birds was delicately and beautifully done, giving the book considerable artistic merit. He painted the figures smoothly with gouache.' (Jackson, C. (1985) Bird Etchings, p. 183).

Very light stain to lower right corner. Tiny colour mark from artist.