19th-C. French Shorebird Engraving - Prints with a Past - artwork: ivory/black; mat, beige with gold lining
Original hand-colored engraving from a 1880s French natural history folio of mammals, birds, scientific methods, and geography. The shorebirds shown include the Avocet, Skimmer, and Darter. Based on an illustration by Edouard Travies (1809-1865), one of the best known French natural history artists of the first half of the 1800s. Displayed in a conservation mat that fits a standard frame size. Image: 5.5"L x 9"H; overall: 12"L x 16"H. Includes a certificate with additional information. ...