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Spotted Fly Catcher (Male and Female), Black Bird (Male and Female) and Spotted Fly Catcher (Young), c. 1841 (hand-coloured engraving)

Spotted Fly Catcher (Male and Female), Black Bird (Male and Female) and Spotted Fly Catcher (Young), c. 1841 (hand-coloured engraving)


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Spotted Fly Catcher (Male and Female), Black Bird (Male and Female) and Spotted Fly Catcher (Young), c. 1841 (hand-coloured engraving)

986252 Spotted Fly Catcher (Male and Female), Black Bird (Male and Female) and Spotted Fly Catcher (Young), c.1841 (hand-coloured engraving) by Shield, George (1804-80) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Spotted Fly Catcher (Male and Female), Black Bird (Male and Female) and Spotted Fly Catcher (Young). Drawn from nature by George Shield (1804-1880) and engraved by Alex. T. Aikman. Hand-coloured engraving. Circa 1841.); Photo © Christies Images; English, out of copyright

Media ID 25132042

© Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images

1840s 1841 Animal Behaviour Animal Theme Animal Themes Animal Young Baby Animal Back Garden Back Yard Backyard Blackbird Branch English Art English Artist Engraved Female Animal Five Animals Grounds Hand Colored Hand Coloring Hand Coloured Hand Colouring Hand Tinted Handcolored Male Animal Medium Group Medium Group Of Animals Mid 19th Century Mid Nineteenth Century Mixed Species Passerine Pear Tree Perch Perched Perching Plant Part Prints Songbird Young Animal Aikman Artist British British Artist Handcoloured


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This hand-coloured engraving from 1841 showcases the beauty and diversity of bird species in a rural English garden. The print features a male and female Spotted Fly Catcher, a male and female Black Bird, as well as a young Spotted Fly Catcher perched on branches of a pear tree. Drawn from nature by George Shield and engraved by Alex. T. Aikman, this artwork captures the intricate details of each bird's plumage with remarkable precision. The vibrant hand-colouring adds depth and richness to the composition, bringing these feathered creatures to life. Set against the backdrop of an idyllic countryside setting, this print evokes a sense of tranquility and harmony with nature. The birds are depicted in their natural habitat, showcasing their distinctive behaviors such as perching on branches or foraging for food. The artist's meticulous attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this piece - from the delicate textures of feathers to the intricate patterns on leaves and branches. This mid-19th century artwork serves not only as an aesthetic delight but also as an important historical record documenting various species found in British gardens during that era. With its timeless appeal, this enchanting print continues to captivate viewers today, reminding us of the enduring beauty found within our natural world.

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