Keulemans, John Gerrard (1869-1876): Willow Ptarmigan birds, (HET KORHOEN, TETRAO TETRIX)

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Date of Printing: 1869 • Medium: Lithograph (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Birds • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: N/A • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 24 x 31,5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Very Good • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

We are pleased to offer a print from the extremely rare first edition of "Onze Vogels in Huis en Tuin beschreven en afgebeeld ", published in Leiden between 1869-1876 by John Gerrard Keulemans.
This work can be characterized of an extraordinary degree on the rendering of fine detail. The prints are beautifully executed traditional lithography in very fine detail, all with original handcolouring, showing the subjects in association with indigenous flowering plants in their natural state and habitat. They depicts a vivid, life-like figure through depth, tone and colours that are bright and very intense and heightened with gum arabic to provide them a more glossed and vivid appearance. The prints were coloured by hand by skilled artisans who applied aniline dyes.

Fine original hand coloring. Names in Dutch. This print includes two pages of the text description in Dutch.

These prints were engraved by some of the most important engravers of their time: P.W.M. Trap.
The condition of these prints is very good. There is very light foxing, on creamy white medium weight paper.
These prints are generally accompanied by the original descriptive text in Dutch .
All our prints are authentic hand coloured Antique Prints, and the Keuleman’s are about 150 years old & in remarkable condition.
We describe all items as accurately as possible with any condition exceptions noted.
Bibliography Reference: Nissen, IV 491; Landwehr, Dutch Books Col. Plates 86; Zimmer p.347; Ayer Orn. Libr.