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green woodpecker birds of great britain chromolithograph 1896

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SA816765

Green Woodpecker. Birds Of Great Britain. Chromolithograph. 1896.

Price

£135 | $188 USD | €157 EUR
Item Number: SA816765
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Description

The European green woodpecker is a large green woodpecker with a bright red crown and a black moustache. Males have a red centre to the moustache stripe which is absent in females. It is resident across much of Europe and the western Palearctic but in Spain and Portugal it is replaced by the similar Iberian green woodpecker (Picus sharpei). The European green woodpecker spends much of its time feeding on ants on the ground and does not often 'drum' on trees like other woodpecker species. It is a shy bird but usually draws attention with its loud calls. A nest hole is excavated in a tree; four to six eggs are laid which hatch after 1920 days.
Chromolithograph, from a survey 'The Birds of Great Britain'. Printed in 1896.
The lithograph is mounted in a luxury handmade, hand-finished and wonderfully gilded wooden frame with a confidently proportioned decorated mount. A fine gold fillet has been added as a very sophisticated contrast for the plate. The frame is renaissance gold and with good light this piece just glows, with a wonderful, deep and warm gold tone (even our professional photographs can't adequately capture the beautiful frame colour). The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour transparency and high U.V. absorption to protect the works. The archival acid-free materials and professional techniques used to protect and frame this work will ensure that it continues to be enjoyed for many decades to come.
The framed lithograph measures 33cm tall by 30cm wide.
A timeless and effortlessly sophisticated collection of highly decorative and professionally framed fine, rare, old and vintage hand coloured lithographs, chromolithographs, lithographs and etchings.



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Dimensions

Height = 33 cm (13.0")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")


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The Lithograph Archive
Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
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