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Calothorax Evelinae. (Bahama Wood-star)

  • ARTIST: John Gould

  • PUBLISHER: Published in London.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, hand colored,

    DATE: 1849-60 (-87).

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 21 x 14" (534 x 354 mm).

  • 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 iiridescent coloring which is found on them in real life.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Original coloring. Tiny bit of paper is missing at lower right corner.

  • REFERENCE: Fine Bird Books, #102.