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IMAGES ON CD OF BIRDS OF PREY FROM COLOURED FIGURES OF THE BIRDS OF THE
BRITISH ISLANDS. VOLUME I
LORD LILFORD Coloured chromolithographed plates, most
by Archibald Thorburn and J.G. Keulemans and a few by George Edward
Lodge and W. Foster LONDON 1885-1897
OF PREY CD VOL. ONE LILFORD 1885-1897
Fifty-one high resolution digital BMP images of raptors from Volume I of COLOURED
FIGURES OF THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS . These images can be imported
to Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Illustrator, Paint Shop Pro, Adobe
Photo Delux, Print Master and other popular painting and drawing programs and
printed on quality inkjet paper producing stunning results suitable for framing.
Or for designing your own greeting cards, posters, brochures and calendars.
The originals are 6" x 9 ¾" and have not been reduced in size.
Offered here is this beautiful collection of bird plates, which were produced
from the original prints. The bright vivid colors are retained in the transfer
to CD format.
This CD contains 51 images of birds of prey / raptors from Volume 1 of
Coloured Figures of British Birds by Lord Lilford. These images were produced
from the superb coloured lithographed plates, most chromolithographed, but
several hand-coloured, by Archibald Thorburn and J.G. Keulemans and a few by
George Edward Lodge and W. Foster. This is a handsome set of images, comprising
one of the best works on British Birds that has ever been undertaken. The 51
plates represent chromolithography at its best "A Complete Report",
printed at the time of Lord Lilford's death- (in "The Field", on Feb.
9th, 1901), discussed an exhibition of Thorburn's drawings at Carter's Gallery
in Jermyn Street, W1., thus: "Mr Thorburn is well known to the public as
being the artist, who in conjunction with Lord Lilford, published the
illustrated volumes on British Birds, the merit of which is so highly estimated,
that volumes are not now to be obtained under considerably more than double the
price at which they were originally published." Keulemans started as
Lilford's primary artist, but on becoming ill, was superceded by Archibald
Thorburn, who went on to complete more than 250 plates to the seven volume work.
"Lilford was an exacting task-master, and knew exactly what he expected
from each plate. Thorburn became a frequent visitor to Lilford, where his host
kept an extensive collection of birds on his estate, which in addition to
aviaries included a pinetum, falconer's quarters, and ponds." (Skipwith p.
168) The relationship between the two men was mutually beneficial, with Thorburn
going on to depict many of Lilford's favorites, "the most interesting and
exotic residents." Nissen IVB 563; Zimmer p. 399; Fine Bird Books p. 42.
BELOW IS JUST A SAMPLING OF SOME OF THE 51 IMAGES.
This CD contains the entire
collection of original images as well as a set which has been digitally enhanced
in the transfer to CD as in the scan below. These web images are
electronically watermarked, the CD images are not.
INDEX TO IMAGES
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