BLUE-GIRT KINGFISHER, ALCYONE CYANIPECTUS, Keulemans Antique Bird Print c1870

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 22, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

ALCYONE CYANIPECTUS

Blue - Girt Kingfisher

A most attractive,vibrant, hand coloured lithograph of this Kingfisher whose natural habitat is the Philippine Islands

Drawn by Johannes Keulemans for Richard Bowdler Sharpe's book

"Monograph of the Alcedinidae, Kingfishers"

Published between 1868 - 1871.

Credited and titled within the plate.

Beautifully hand coloured and save for light marginal foxing as evident from the scan, in fine condition.

Measuring approx. 8.5" x 12" (200mm x 300mm) overall. A crisp, bright impression on a medium grade paper.

Accompanying the print is a page of ornithological notes regarding the species.

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Johannes Gerardus Keulemans ( 1842 - 1912 ) was a Dutch Bird Illustrator who worked in England from 1866. He illustrated many important bird books.

Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847 - 1909) was an English Zoologist. He commenced the "Monograph of the Kingfishers" , his first ornithological work, in 1864. He joined the British Museum as a Senior Assistant in the Department of Zoology, and became Assistant Keeper in 1895. Sharpe also founded the British Ornithologists' Club in 1892

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