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Red Backed Shrike, Female. 2. Red Backed Shrike, Young. 3. Young Cuckoo & Foster Parent... a Meadow Pipit. 4. Blackbird, Female. 5. Crested Titmouse.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

  • PUBLISHER: Edinburgh; Published by Archibald Constable & Co., and Hurst, Robinson & Co. London.

  • MEDIUM: Etching/engraving,

    DATE: 1821-1834.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 25 1/8 x 20 3/8 inches (63.8 x 52 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.<br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: On Whatman Turkey Mill paper, 1824.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Staining at the right paper edge - outside of the image.