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Antique Print 

HORNED GREBE, ADULT

HORNED GREBE, YOUNG

EARED GREBE, ADULT

Published Edinburgh and London 1819-34 in "Illustrations of British Ornithology" by Prideaux John Selby.

An original early 19th century hand coloured etching of the Horned Grebe and Eared Grebe, plate No.LXXIV.

Selby's wonderful bird prints rank alongside Audubon and Gould as the finest of ornithology works of their time.

The grebes are represented in a natural habitat and this would make a dramatic and striking large format print for framing and display.

Fine, clean condition other than minor chipping to the extremities.

Free of repairs or restoration, printed on robust heavy grade Whatman paper, watermarked as 1831, blank verso.

Approx. 25" x 21" (640mm x 530mm) overall.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 190 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

Prideaux John Selby (1788- 1867) was a well respected ornithologist and botanist, hailing from Alnwick in Northumberland. His most outstanding contribution to natural history was his "Illustrations of British Ornithology". This was a major work, setting out to illustrate every species of bird found in the British Isles, all represented in their actual size. The project echoed that of his American counterpart John James Audubon and in fact the two men were firm friends. Audubon stayed with Selby at his home in Twizell House in Warenford, Northumberland and it has been said that one of the etchings for Selby's book (Green Lapwing) was in fact contributed by Audubon during his stay at Twizell House. 

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Lindisfarne prints
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Used

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Antique Bird Print HORNED GREBE & EARED GREBE Prideaux John Selby original etching c1831

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