We are delighted to share these exquisite prints made from some rare originals. Created by George Edwards in the 18th century, our beautiful birds retain their original crisp detail and elegant color. Known as "The Father of British Ornithology", Edwards gained fame as the author of two important volumes filled with his etchings: A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743-1751) and Gleaning of Natural History (1758-1764). Edwards etched his own plates and then hand colored several copies before supervising others in the coloring. Our birds are from his second book, Gleaning, and they are perfectly framed with attention to every detail: double matting featuring a hand-gilded edge, and elegant burled veneer frame. The one featured here is "Thrush, 1757", but we also have "Spotted Woodpecker, 1761" and my personal favorite, "Hoopoe 1759". We offer our birds in two sizes, ideal for creating a grouping.
Large: 18.25"H x 16" W 4.5 lbs $375
Medium: 13.5H x 11.75 W 3lb $345This print is part of our Circa line, inspired by artwork from our family collections. My mother especially had a love for engravings, and we are pleased to share the incredible craftsmanship of centuries past with all of you.