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Gould Birds of Asia 162 Pirik Bee eater

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Gould Birds of Asia I-34 Pirik Bee-eater

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Pirik Bee-eater / Merops quinticolor
  • Taken from the original editions
  • Printed in the original size
  • Age resisting white etching paper
  • Archival ink resisting fading for 100 years
  • Highest possible resolution

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Shipping costs unframed prints:

per order Rest of the World: USD $38

per order EU: USD $25

per order NL: USD $16

€117.18

Details

A Certified facsimile or actual-size print. We offer a true quality nobody has; and for a price nobody is offering you for a comparable quality. This print was photographed using the latest technology, with a color-checker colour matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. A Museum Quality Limited Edition print, actual-size, signed, numbered and blind stamped. Indistinguishable form the original when glazed and framed.

Title: Pirik Bee-eater
Subtitle: : Merops quinticolor

Publication: Birds of Asia (1850-1883)

Author: John Gould (British 1804-1881)

Artist: : J Wolf (1820-1899)

Paper size: 38,0 x 56,0 cm, exactly as the original print.

Original: One of Gould's greatest achievements, the Birds of Asia was in production longer than any of his other work, taking thirty-four years for the appearance of its thirty-five parts. The ornithologist was fascinated by the diversity of the exotic, colorful species of Asia, and he conveyed his enchantment to viewers, creating one of his most monumental and magnificent sets. For the preparation of The Birds of Asia, Gould’s team of artists was joined by the German-born Josef Wolf, who would become a long-term collaborator. Gould placed many of the overwhelmingly vibrant, showy and elegant birds in settings appropriately lush and detailed. Perhaps more than in any of his other productions, he was careful to create an environment that was extensively delineated and highly accurate. In many of Gould's other books, the background was subtle or nonexistent, but he was clearly fascinated by the foliage and wildlife of Asia. The Birds of Asia was an overwhelming success, despite the great length of time over which it was produced. It was also a stunning feat in that, throughout the four decades of its production, the quality remained outstandingly high. The many noted subscribers included Queen Victoria, the Emperor of Austria, the kings of Hanover, Belgium, and Portugal, museums, universities, and institutions in cities worldwide.

Source of the original: This Heritage Facsimile Edition print is made from an extremely well-preserved early museum original subscription which has been cared for in the hands of this one owner only – Teylers Museum (the oldest museum of the Netherlands).

Durability: To ensure the durability, our facsimiles are printed on 268 g/m acid-free white-edged paper with archive ink. Each facsimile has it all: every incredibly fine line detail of every lithographic plate or engraving; every delicate brushstroke of every original ; even the subtle signs of character and patina the paper shows after 150 years.

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