1794 Edward Donovan - GROSBEAK Ornithology - hand coloured copper engraving
1794 Edward Donovan - GROSBEAK Ornithology - hand coloured copper engraving
1794 Edward Donovan - GROSBEAK Ornithology - hand coloured copper engraving

1794 Edward Donovan - GROSBEAK Ornithology - hand coloured copper engraving

$75.00 Dollar

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).