William Chapman Hewitson 1856 - Eggs of Golden Eye, Red-Breasted Merganser and Goosander

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Artist Biography:

William Chapman Hewitson was a British naturalist, born on 9 January 1806 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and died on May 28, 1878. A wealthy collector, this naturalist was particularly devoted to the Coleoptera and the Lepidoptera and, also, to bird's nests and eggs. These beautiful leaves are from William C. Hewitson's work Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds hand-colored lithographed plates of eggs. John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row, published the work in 1856. Hewitson completed the drawing and coloring for each plate.

Date:

1856

Source:

Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds

Volume:

II

Plate No.:

119

Description:

Golden Eye, Red-Breasted Merganser, and Goosander eggs

Print Method:

Lithograph on woven, heavy stock, hand colored

Condition:

Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

21.0 x 13.0 mm [approximately 8.375 x 5.25 in.]

Size of Leaf:

21.0 x 13.0 mm [approximately 8.375 x 5.25 in.]

References:

Zimmer, Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library pg. 303; Nissen, [442] Pg 125; Catalogue of the Library British Museum (Natural History) pg 839

Price:
$50.00
SKU:
44630
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