Hand Colored Antique Print of a Black Game Hen or Grouse

Productnr.: BG-13362-8

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Hand colored print titled 'Grygallus minor - The Black Game Hen or Grows'. Beautiful print of a black game hen or grouse. This print originates from 'A Natural History of Birds: Illustrated with two hundred and five copper plates, curiously engraven from the life. And Exactly Colour'd by the Author Eleazar Albin' published circa 1738.

Albin was a German professional painter who settled in England in 1707, where he married and raised a family, changing his name from Weiss to Albin. He illustrated works on insects and spiders, earning his living by making watercolors of the collections of wealthy patrons, including Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection founded the British Museum. His work on birds was done late in his life & was the first large English work on ornithology, hand-colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth & published initially in London from 1731-1738.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling, few small pieces of tape on verso. No text on verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1738

Overall size: 21 x 26.7 cm.