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Aglaeactis Castelneaui. [Castelnau's Sunbeam].

  • ARTIST: John Gould

  • PUBLISHER: Published in London.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, hand colored,

    DATE: 1849-60 (-87).

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 21 1/4 x 14 1/4" (54.1 x 36.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds." Printed by Hullmandel and Walter from drawings by J. Gould, H.C. Richter and William Hart, lithographed by the artists. Published in London, 1849-87..<br><br> John Gould's series on the Humming Birds is among the most beautiful of all his works. The images combine the named humming bird along with a beautiful flower which it is feeding from or nesting on and sometimes a landscape in the background. The birds are beautifully hand colored, often with gum arabic added to give the birds iridescent coloring which is found on them in real life.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Original text sheet included.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Original coloring.

  • REFERENCE: Fine Bird Books, #102.