(German, d. 1857 ) | Engraver: Henri Winkles (English, 1800-60, active Australia)
This antique engraving was created by Henri Winkles designed after artist Johann Georg Heck. Both artists work focused heavily on the sciences and humanities, specifically biology, anatomy, geography, astronomy and the arts.
This piece is arranged in three registers. Each contains a variety of exotic birds, including detailed plumage. The backgrounds include depictions of the Orient as well as European gardens.
19th century W 16 D 1 H 18.25 in. Sight: W 11.5 H 9 in.