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A Set Of 19th Century Framed Bird Engravings By William Swainson

A Set Of 19th Century Framed Bird Engravings By William Swainson

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A fine set of four 19th Century hand coloured engravings of flycatchers, by William John Swainson. These are presented in our handmade copies of an original Regency frame. These frames are made in our workshop, using the traditional methods of wood, plaster, gesso, bole and gilding with 23 carat gold leaf. The glass mounts are decorated with the Verre Eglomise technique. They are subtly aged and finished with a period or hand cast brass picture ring for hanging. Circa 1855.

White Bellied Flycatcher, Grey Piha, Yellow Crested Flat Bill, Black Fan Tail

Height: 29 cm | Width: 22.5 cm | Depth: 2.5 cm
Item Number: TD2044

The engravings came from ''The Naturalists Library'' by William John Swainson, Edited by Sir William Jardine - 1833 - 1843.  

 William John Swainson 1789 - 1855, was an ornithologist and artist and a fellow of the Linnean Society and the Wernerain sociaty of Edinbourgh. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society after returning from Brazil in 1820. In 1841 he emigrated to New Zealand. Several birds were names after him by famous naturalists of the period including  Swainsons Warbler by John James Audubon. 


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