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Chloraenas subuinacea. Ruddy Pigeon of Cost Rica, Keulemans lithograph c1877.

Chloraenas subuinacea. Ruddy Pigeon of Cost Rica, Keulemans lithograph c1877.

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by Keulemans, John Gerrard

Pigeon antique print by J.G. Keulemans c1877. This bird was found in Costa Rica, and is known as the Ruddy Pigeon.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by one of the finest of all bird artists, John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912), for ornithologist George Dawson Rowley’s “Ornithological Miscellany” published in London between 1875 and 1878. Keulemans' beautiful compositions and exquisitely finished hand-coloured lithographs were anatomically accurate, with birds in characteristic positions and environment.

After encouragement from curator of bird collections at the Zoological Society, John Gould's colleague Richard Bowdler Sharpe, Keulemans relocated from the Netherlands to London at the age of 26. His meticulous graphic studies contributed greatly to the finest natural history illustrated books between 1867 and 1911.

Page size 315 x 250mm (approximately 12.5 x 10 inches).

Stock Number: apJGK41Price: $154.00