25 June 2004
Painted Bunting (Plate 53)
Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris
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 1828, a few soft handling creases, a few tiny and unobtrusive foxmarks within the platemark, a few pale foxmarks in margins, minor surface soiling in the margins, several tears and minor paper losses at the margin edges, otherwise in good condition.
Plate: 19½ x 12 1/8 in. (495 x 308 mm)
Sheet: 39 5/8 x 26 7/16 in. (1006 x 671 mm)
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