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crossbill birds of great britain chromolithograph 1896

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SA816766

Crossbill. Birds Of Great Britain. Chromolithograph. 1896.

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£135 | $188 USD | €157 EUR
Item Number: SA816766
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Description

The crossbill is a genus, Loxia, of birds in the finch family (Fringillidae), with six species. These birds are characterised by the mandibles with crossed tips, which gives the group its English name. Adult males tend to be red or orange in colour, and females green or yellow, but there is much variation. Crossbills are specialist feeders on conifer cones, and the unusual bill shape is an adaptation which enables them to extract seeds from cones. These birds are typically found in higher northern hemisphere latitudes, where their food sources grow. They erupt out of the breeding range when the cone crop fails. Crossbills breed very early in the year, often in winter months, to take advantage of maximum cone supplies.
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 a substantial 330cm tall by 300cm 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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