Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1794 Edward Donovan - LESSER LINNET Ornithology - exquisite hand coloured copper engraving
Engraving with original handcoloring by Donovan himself.
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 left corner.