Offered by: Arader Galleries
1016 Madison Avenue New York City, NY 10075 , United States Call Seller 215.735.8811



$ 3,900
  • Description
    Artist Unknown (German, Early 19th Century)


    From a Unique collection of featherbird pictures

    Annotated in German with the specifics name in contemporary hand

    Watercolor and bird's feathers on paper

    Germany, Early Nineteenth-century

    Framed size: 25 x 22”

    This unique collection of featherbird pictures presents an array of different birds- from the classic toucan to a lively duck. The pictures are a marriage of watercolor and actual bird feathers from each species delineated. The resulting works are among the most charming and fascinating bird studies of the period..

    This tradition dates back to the late 17th century when collecting bird feathers was a popular endeavor among hunters and naturalists. In the nineteenth century, the artistic tradition of incorporating a birds plumage into natural history watercolors and illustrations was fine tuned and accomplished with remarkable precision resulting in delightful bird portraits.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 601121
  • Dimensions
    W. 22 in; H. 25 in;
    W. 55.88 cm; H. 63.5 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1971, Arader Galleries is the world's leading dealer and auction house of Rare Maps, Prints, Rare Books and Watercolors of the 16th through 19th centuries. Over our forty-five year history we have grown to five magnificent locations in some of America’s most vibrant cities and are represented at the most distinguished antiques shows in the country. We are proud to buy and sell more original Audubon prints that any other firm in the United States.

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