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    Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915). Seleucides Alba.

    A hand-colored lithograph from Elliot's Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (London: 1873). Edges are toned and show mat burn. Remnants of adhesives used during mounting are evident around all edges of the front of the print except for the left side. Image area is clean with bright colors. Light penciled notations. 18.5 x 23.5 inches.


    More Information: Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915), a respected American ornithologist who travelled the world amassing a huge collection of bird specimens, was affiliated with several natural history institutions, including Chicago's Field Museum. As a man of independent wealth, no expense was spared in producing his lavish folio works, such as A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants (1870-1872) and A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise (1873). Elliot supplied the text and commissioned acclaimed bird artists Josef Wolf and Joseph Smit to render the rich and "poetical" illustrations.

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    June, 2009
    16th-17th Tuesday-Wednesday
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