Classic mid 19th century print of a large bird perched on a branch, 20 5/8" by 14 7/8" inside a hand drawn ornate mat, 27" by 20 3/4" framed, with hand coloring of the subject. This print reminds of the Audubon period of ornithological art---in style and overall presentation. There is no indication as to artist, engraver or printer. The print, like many old Audubon examples, has been in a humid environment, as it is heavily foxed, especially at top right, but, really overall. This in a way adds to the antiquity and feeling of age, but I suppose a paper restorer could minimize or remove it. The French mat is beautifully executed and really adds to the presentation. The frame is modern. Overall, a pleasing addition to a traditional interior.
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