25 June 2004
Le petit Caporal (Plate 75)
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Engraved by R. Havell, Junr. Printed & Coloured by R. Havell, Senr. London__1829.
Hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching, on J Whatman Turkey Mill dated 1829, pale surface soiling and soft handling creases in the margins, a few foxmarks at the extreme left margin edge, the palest staining along the upper margin edge, a few short tears and creases mainly along the upper and lower margin edges, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate: 19½ x 12¼ in. (495 x 311 mm)
Sheet: 39 3/8 x 26 5/16 in. (1000 x 671 mm)
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