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Antique Bird Print - Studer - "THE FLORIDA GALLINULE & THE OYSTER-CATCHER" - Chromolithograph - 1878
Fine chromolithograph featuring various birds from paintings by Theodore Jasper. Published by Jacob Henry Studer. in Columbus, Ohio in 1878.
These chromolithographs are some of the finest depicting birds known.
Jacob Henry Studer (1840-1904), printer and publisher, utilized Chromolithography, opposed to the hand-colored print, as an affordable means of capturing the both the brilliant colors of the birds, which are depicted in their natural surroundings. The artist, Jasper followed the tradition of John James Audubon (1770-1851), and Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), in an effort to document and render all of the different species of birds found in 19th-century North America. Jasper often populated his paintings with many birds similar to the engravings of Alexander Wilson. This popular edition of ornithology is often classified as the 'Poor Man's Audubon'.
This print is in very good condition and is about 12" x 9 1/2" on a page that is about 14 1/2" x 11 1/4".
The print being offered is of:
"THE FLORIDA GALLINULE & THE OYSTER-CATCHER"