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A Fine 19th Century Hand-coloured Print Of A Hedge Sparrow By Jemima Blackburn

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Sold by: The Gentleman's Library


A fine 19th Century print from the 1st edition of “Birds Drawn from Nature” by Jemima Blackburn, published in Edinburgh in1862. These rare hand colored lithographs depict many birds along with their nests & eggs, and are among some of the most endearing nest & bird illustrations of the period.
Jemima Blackburn (1823-1909) was one of the most popular and talented ornithological illustrators of the Victorian era. By her early twenties she had earned the praise of Sir Edwin Landseer who said “in portraying animals, I have nothing to teach her”, and was called “the best illustrator I know” by John Ruskin.
This unusual, hand-coloured print is sold mounted, framed and glazed. we can remove the frame and glazing to enable cost-effective and safe postage.
Fine books, maps, prints, library furniture and decorative items; bronzes, brass, silver and glass.
Internal Ref: Library 006


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 48 cm (18.9")
Width = 40 cm (15.7")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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The Gentleman's Library
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