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Sparrow Hawk, Male. Plate XIII.

  • ARTIST: Prideaux John Selby

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Henry G. Bohn.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: circa 1848.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size, 20 5/16 x 23 5/8".

  • 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: Printed on Ruse & Turners watermarked paper, 1848.

  • CONDITION: Overall good condition.