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goldcrest and firecrest birds of great britain chromolithograph 1896

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SA816768

Goldcrest And Firecrest. Birds Of Great Britain. Chromolithograph. 1896.

Price

£135 | $188 USD | €157 EUR
Item Number: SA816768
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Description

The common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla), also known as the firecrest, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe and northwestern Africa, and is partially migratory, with birds from central Europe wintering to the south and west of their breeding range. This kinglet is greenish above and has whitish underparts. It has two white wingbars, a black eye stripe and a white supercilium. The head crest, orange in the male and yellow in the female, is displayed during breeding, and gives rise to the English and scientific names for the species. This bird superficially resembles the goldcrest, which largely shares its European range, but the firecrest's bronze shoulders and strong face pattern are distinctive. The song is a repetition of high thin notes, slightly lower-pitched than those of its relative. The common firecrest breeds in broadleaved or coniferous woodland and gardens, building its compact, three-layered nest on a tree branch. Seven to twelve eggs are incubated by the female alone. Both parents feed the chicks, which fledge 2224 days after hatching. This kinglet is constantly on the move and frequently hovers as it searches for insects to eat, and in winter it is often found with flocks of tits. It is possible that this species was the original "king of the birds" in European folklore.
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.



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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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