March 5, 1998 -September 5, 1998

This is a picture form the Exhibition Allegories of Empire.

H.C. Richter and John Gould. Falcinellus Igneus. c. 1867. Hand colored lithograph. 12 x 17 inches.

This collection of bird lithographs represents the work of British natural history artists – John Gould, Edward Lear, John G. Keulemans, A. F. Lydon, Joseph Wolf, Henry Constantine Richter, William Hart, and Waterhouse Hawkins. During the 19th century collections of bird illustrations became very popular. Nearly all the great bird books were illustrated by hand-colored lithography and published in folio. Whenever possible, the birds were shown in natural size, a standard set by Audubon.

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