1794 Edward Donovan - RED SHANK Ornithology - exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - AntiqueORIGINALS
1794 Edward Donovan - RED SHANK Ornithology - exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - AntiqueORIGINALS
1794 Edward Donovan - RED SHANK Ornithology - exquisite hand coloured copper engraving - AntiqueORIGINALS

1794 Edward Donovan - RED SHANK Ornithology - exquisite hand coloured copper engraving

£62.00

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.