Lesson - Hummingbird. 9 - 1832 Les Colibris Hand-colored Engraving

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Hummingbird. 9

Information: This decorative, hand-colored copper-plate engraving comes from Lesson's Les trochilidées ou les colibris et les oiseaux-mouches . Rene Primevere Lesson's work preceded Gould's by more than 20 years. The work was published in Paris by Arthur Bertrand between 1832 and 1833. Lesson, a French naturalist and explorer, traveled on la Coquile and became enthralled with the remarkable birds. He employed top natural history artists, Pretre and Bevalat, to create the drawings for his noted work.

Guarantee: This print is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this print to be authentic. Due to its age, some imperfections can be expected. Please view the detailed photo(s) below carefully.

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Author: Rene Primevere Lesson

Artist: Pretre & Bevalat

Work: Les trochilidees ou les colibris et les oiseaux-mouches Date: 1832-1833 Print Style: Engraving

Paper Size: ~ 5 3/4" by 9 1/4"

Paper Type: Woven Special Features: Originally Hand-colored
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