Edwards - Blue Creeper & Golden-headed Black Tit-Mouse, Originally Hand-Colored Engraving  " A Natural History of Uncommon Birds." First Edition Circa 1743, - image 1 of 15

. George Edwards (English 1694-1773) was considered 'The Father of British Ornithology.' This originally hand-colored engraving is from George Edwards's "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds." This first edition work was published in London in 1743.

George Edwards was an English draughtsman and proficient ornithologist. He worked as the Librarian to the Royal College of Physicians which eventually allowed him to pursue publishing his bird studies and drawings. Edward really drove the prominence of bird and animal illustration in his time.

Dimensions:
~ 9" by 11 1/2"

Artist or Maker:
George Edwards

Medium:
Originally Hand-colored Engraving

Date:
1743

Condition:
Overall Good to Verry Good Antique Condition. There may be a few faint marks or fox marks scattered in the work. Some faint or light offset. We have shown the edges which show age. Please review the image carefully for condition.

Literature:
A Natural History of Uncommon Birds

**Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.


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ITEM ID
Edwards - Blue Creeper & Golden-headed Black Tit-Mouse.- 0112
GENRE
Early European Works of Art
MEDIA
Engraving
STYLE
Naturalistic
THEME
Birds, Wildlife
WIDTH
9" (23 cm)
HEIGHT
12" (30 cm)
ORIGIN
England • English
AGE
18th Century
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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