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Broinowski Australian Water Crakes lithograph c1890

Broinowski Australian Water Crakes lithograph c1890

by Broinowski, Gracius

Broinowski chromolithograph, antique print of Australian Water Crakes, Porzana tanuensis Tabuan Water Crake. Porzana palustris (Gould Little Water Crake. Erythra quadristrigata Whte-eyebrowed Water Crake. Porzana fluminca (Gould) Spotted Water Crake.

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). Accompanying text is available.

Stock Number: apbB2.7Price: $100.00