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puffin birds of great britain chromolithograph 1896

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SA816767

Puffin. Birds Of Great Britain. Chromolithograph. 1896.

Price

£135 | $188 USD | €157 EUR
Item Number: SA816767
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
This antique has been viewed 12 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

Puffins are any of three species of small alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks that get brightly colored during the breeding season. They shed the colorful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique underwater. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute) in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface.
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 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 = 4 cm (1.6")


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The Lithograph Archive
Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
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