Daniel G. Elliot 1870 Mongolian Pheasant Phasianus Mongolicus

Catalog Number 51544
 
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Artist Biography:

Wolf, Joseph [1820-1899] was born the son of a German farmer. He was an avid student of bird and animal life and had the innate ability to draw natural history subjects. His first employment was at the Leiden Museum as an illustrator. His ultimate success was the illustrations of pheasants for Daniel Giraud Elliot. Elliot, Daniel Giraud [1835-1915] was the author and publisher of A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants. Consisting of seventy-nine fine hand-colored lithographic plates after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit and J. G. Keulemans, printed by M. and N. Hanhart and P. W. M. Trap, coloured by J. D. White. Recent documentary evidence suggests that the lithograph stones to this work were destroyed after only 150 copies were taken (see Sotheby’s London, 5 June 2001).

Date:

1870 – 1878

Source:

A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants.

Volume:

2

Plate No.:

Unknown

Description:

Mongolian Pheasant Phasianus Mongolicus

Print Method:

Hand-colored lithographic plates after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit and J. G. Keulemans

Condition:

Excellent

Size of Print:

47.5 x 58.9 cm. Approximately (18 3/8 x 23 ¼ in.)

Size of Leaf:

47.5 x 58.9 cm. Approximately (18 3/8 x 23 ¼ in.)

References:

Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; T; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

Price:
$2,500.00
SKU:
51544
Qty:
 
 
 
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