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Egyptian Neophron. Plate A.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: circa 1832.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 20 3/8 x 25 1/8" (52 x 63.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From, Selby's ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH ORNITHOLOGY, published between 1821 and 1833. This major work was etched/engraved by Selby, mostly after his own drawings, with the assistance of his brother-in-law Captain Robert Mitford. In 1816 Mitford was taught to etch and engrave by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, "Land Birds" in 1825 (revised in 1833) and "Water Birds" in 1833.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Possibly the immature coloring of this bird.

  • CONDITION: Good condition with original hand color.