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Keulemans Petrels hand-coloured lithograph. Oestrelata Trinitatis Petrels antique print c1875

Keulemans Petrels hand-coloured lithograph. Oestrelata Trinitatis Petrels antique print c1875

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by Keulemans, John Gerrard

Antique print of Petrels by Keulemans, exquisitely delineated and superbly coloured with the usual signature '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 Keulemans to move from Brussels to London, the most important centre for publications illustrating birds.

Excellent condition. Size of plate, as published, is 33 x 25 cm (13 x 10 inches).

Stock Number: apJGK35Price: $132.00