This auction is for :- An original untitled 1853 print, from the date stated and not a later reproduction.
The Egg of the Greenshank
A beautiful colour 1853 plate - A colour print from wood engraving finished with original hand colouring. Although not titled, it is the egg of the Greenshank, Plate CLXVIII. The eggs, of a pear shape as in the kindred species, are four in number, of a very pale yellowish green colour, sprinkled all over with irregular spots of dark brown and blots of light purple grey, with fewest of either on the smaller end." Miel
Provenance: The Rev F. O. Morris Publisher; Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row MDCCCLIII 1853 - Engraved and printed by Benjamin Fawcett of Middle Street, Driffield, Yorkshire, Printer and Publisher, using the Baxters Process under licence. Reive
Benjamin Fawcett (1808 Bridlington - 1893) was one of the finest of English19thC woodblock and wood engraving printers.
Info. We use the term "an original print" as in a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time
It measures 200x130mm (8x5") approx. plus borders. There is some foxing and a little age yellowing around the borders which is a feature of items of great age It is on good quality paper with a blank reverse. This plate is ideal for matting and framing.
Some of these prints show a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age and there may be some scattered but light, brown spotting (foxing). This print inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time and may have binding witness marks to edge, - please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve
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