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Keulemans hand-coloured lithograph. Pitta Rosenbergii. c1875

Keulemans hand-coloured lithograph. Pitta Rosenbergii. c1875

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by Keulemans, John Gerrard

Keulemans Pitta Rosenbergii. Antique Print of a Pitta from the Island of Mysore, by Keulemans, exquisitely delineated and superbly coloured by JGK.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by eminent bird illustrator and naturalist John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) for "Ornithological Miscellany" published in London between 1875 and 1878 by George Dawson Rowley (1822-1878).

Keulemans' skill in the art of lithography is evident in his hand-coloured lithographs for this rarely-seen publication. In 1869 fellow ornithologist and colleague of John Gould, Richard Bowdler-Sharp persuaded the well-travelled Dutchman Keulemans to move from Brussels to London, the most important centre for publications illustrating birds.

The picture of this lithograph shows the brilliance of the centre of the page to best show the superb definition and hand-colour of this lithograph. The plate is in excellent condition and is not cropped. It is full page as published: 33 x 25cm (13 x 10 inches).

Stock Number: apBir36Price: $275.00