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    Prideaux John Selby. Snowy Owl - Plate XXIII. Hand-colored engraving from Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology. Excellent condition.

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    Watermarked "J Whatman 1854." In excellent condition except for general toning and a few instances of light foxing. The words "Snowy Owl" not completely inked. Light penciled notations. 21.75 x 26.75 inches.

    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 to offer superb prints by this great artist.



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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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