Auction 142, Lot 716

"White-Winged Wagtail", Gould, John

Subject: Birds

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: Birds of Europe

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 13 inches
23.6 x 33 cm

This is a lovely pair of White-Winged Wagtails (known as White Wagtails), a species that breeds in most of Europe, Asia, and parts of northern Africa. White Wagtails are a monogamous species known for their conspicuous and near-constant tail wagging. John Gould created some of the most beautiful bird prints ever produced and was known throughout the world as "The Bird Man." These superb, hand colored, stone lithographs are from one of his first great works. Drawn by John & Elizabeth Gould and printed by C. Hullmandel. Sheet size measures 13.8 x 20".

References: Sitwell, p. 101.

Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and one miniscule hole only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 11/28/2012