Antique print. Steel Blue or Combasou Whydah bird

Steel Blue Or Combasou Whydah Bird

Artist/Collection: Frederick William Frohawk
Product Code: FRP2887
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Steel Blue Or Combasou Whydah Bird

26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).

North Africa
Hypochoera oenea

This is a beautiful antique lithograph from a work by Arthur G.Butler (1844-1925), an entomologist at the British Museum who worked on the taxonomy of birds, insects and spiders. He employed one of the finest illustrators of birds of all time, Frederick William Frohawk, to illustrate the birds in this set of prints. Frohawk was expert at showing the birds in a life like manner, with beautiful background scenery. This comes from a set of prints made by chromolithography in the 1890s. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition.

© Fine Rare Prints

Date Made 1849-1899
Paper Size 26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches)
Shape Portrait
Main Color Blue
Size Category 21 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches)