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    Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867). Golden Eagle, Young - Plate II.

    Hand-colored engraving from Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology. Plate is fully mounted on heavy cardboard. Remnants of glue and matting material from matting adhesive and mat (no longer present) on board and on sheet just outside the platemark; surface is also abraded and discolored. Image area is in very good condition. A great candidate for matting and framing. Print measures 17.75 x 25.5, backing board measures 24.5 x 32 inches.


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    Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) was a British gentleman landowner and artist who, as a boy, had studied the habits of birds and collected them as specimens, eventually using them as portrait subjects. The prints which comprise his landmark Illustrations of British Ornithology, originally published in Edinburgh between 1821 and 1833, were the first to depict British birds in actual size. His technique is said to have been partially inspired by Audubon, from whom he received personal art lessons in 1826. Selby is considered one of the great masters of 19th century bird art, and we are proud and honored to be able to offer superb prints by this great artist.



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