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storks birds of great britain chromolithograph 1896

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SA816774

Storks. Birds Of Great Britain. Chromolithograph. 1896.

Price

£135 | $188 USD | €157 EUR
Item Number: SA816774
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Description

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They belong to the family called Ciconiidae. Storks dwell in many regions and tend to live in drier habitats than the closely related herons, spoonbills and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Bill-clattering is an important mode of communication at the nest. Many species are migratory. Most storks eat frogs, fish, insects, earthworms, small birds and small mammals. There are 19 living species of storks in six genera. Various terms are used to refer to groups of storks, two frequently used ones being a muster of storks and a phalanx of storks.
Storks tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz’s famous 1884 album of photographs of storks inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal's experimental gliders of the late nineteenth century. Storks are heavy, with wide wingspans: the marabou stork, with a wingspan of 3.2 m (10 ft) and weight up to 8 kg (18 lb), joins the Andean condor in having the widest wingspan of all living land birds. Their nests are often very large and may be used for many years. Some nests have been known to grow to over two meters (six feet) in diameter and about three meters (10 feet) in depth. All storks were once thought to be monogamous, but this is only partially true. Some species may change mates after migrations, and may migrate without a mate. Storks’ large size, serial monogamy, and faithfulness to an established nesting site contribute to their prominence in mythology and culture.
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.



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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 = 3 cm (1.2")


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The Lithograph Archive
Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
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