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Hand-Colored Steel Engraving

Description

Rectangular format hand-colored steel engraving of five shore birds with fine detailing of feathers, legs and feet, beaks and eyes in profile; They are set on a shoreline with tall billowing clouds in the background. One is shown in flight. The scale of the landscape to the shore birds is distorted, the birds appearing too large for the carefully rendered landscape. There is descriptive text beneath. Resides in a simple gilded frame.

Details

Maker
Reproduction of Wilson, A. (Artist)
Lawson, A. (Engraver)
Date
1825-1850
Inscriptions
In script writing in ink on a plate at the base of the image: Drawn from Nature by A. Wilson [far right] Engraved by A. Lawson [far right] / 1. Re-breasted Snipe 2. Long-legged Avoset 3. Solitray Sandpiper 4. Yellow-Planks Snipe 5. Tell-tale Snipe [these numbers correspond to number under each bird pitured] Note: someone filled in the Latin names of the birds beneath the printed names, in ink, and referenced a multi-volume publication on birds; some are covered by mat.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
hand coloring
ink
paper (fiber product)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Hand Colored
hand coloring
Ink
ink
landscapes (representations)
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, LANDSCAPE
Steel
steel (alloy)
steel engravings (visual works)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
9.375 x 13.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.837
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2618

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