Item #40857 Red-Breasted Merganser. Adult Female and Brood.

Red-Breasted Merganser. Adult Female and Brood.

Neale, Edward (illus).
London. No date. [1881 - 1887].
Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 9 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet 12 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Adhesive tape in upper left and right corners of verso (image not affected), single light spot in mid upper image. Very good condition. An original lithograph from E.T. Booth's "Rough Notes on the Birds observed during 25 years' Shooting and Collecting in the British Isles", artist Edward Neale here charmingly and realistically depicts the bird and its habitat. Anker ("Bird Books and Bird Art") notes that "the beautiful plates (lithographs coloured by hand) show the birds in different plumages." These beautifully executed lithographs are rather scarce. Item #40857

Price: $99.00

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