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Broinowski bird lithograph of Giant Petrel c1890

Broinowski bird lithograph of Giant Petrel c1890

by Broinowski, Gracius

Antique Print of Ossifraga gigantea (Bonaparte) Giant Petrel (with fish).

Original lithograph printed in colour by G.J. Broinowski for “The Birds of Australia” published in Sydney circa 1890.

Born in Poland, Gracius Broinowski (1837-1913) came to Australia at the age of 20, apparently to avoid conscription. Arriving in Portland, Victoria he worked for a printer and publisher, then spent many years travelling around Australia. From 1880 Broinowski taught painting in Sydney and then lithographed the birds of New Zealand and the mammals and birds of Australia.

Page size 365 x 27mm (approximately 14.1/4 x 10.1/2 inches). Lower left corner of plate missing.  ccompanying text available.

Stock Number: apbB1.27Price: $60.00