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Podiceps Auritus. [Horned Grebe].

  • ARTIST: John Gould

  • PUBLISHER: Published by John Gould, London.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1862-73.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 14 1/2 x 21" (370 x 532mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From "The Birds of Great Britain," published in London 1862-1873. Lithograph colored by hand, printed by Walter from drawings by Gould, Joseph Wolf, H.C. Richter and Hart, mostly lithographed by Richter and Hart. "The Plate represents a male and a female in their summer plumage, with a nest and eggs, of the natural size. The accompaniments are a Bearded Tit (Calamophilus biarmicus), which is frequently found associated with this Grebe in the Old World, and the flowering bulrush (Scirpus lacustris, Linn.).


  • CONDITION: Good condition.

  • REFERENCE: Buchanan, Nature into Art, 126ff. Skipworth, Breat Bird Illustrators, 60-114.