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Common Gallinule (Moorhen)(Male, female and young), c. 1841 (hand-coloured engraving)

Common Gallinule (Moorhen)(Male, female and young), c. 1841 (hand-coloured engraving)


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Common Gallinule (Moorhen)(Male, female and young), c. 1841 (hand-coloured engraving)

986250 Common Gallinule (Moorhen)(Male, female and young), c.1841 (hand-coloured engraving) by Shield, George (1804-80) (after); 50.5x61.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Common Gallinule (Moorhen)(Male, female and young). Drawn from nature by George Shield (1804-1880) and engraved by Alex. T. Aikman. Hand-coloured engraving. Circa 1841. 50.5 x 61.5cm.); Photo © Christies Images; English, out of copyright

Media ID 25172634

© Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images

1840s 1841 Animal Behaviour Animal Family Animal In The Wild Animal Theme Animal Themes Animal Young Animals In The Wild Baby Animal Black Color Black Colour English Art English Artist Engraved Female Animal Four Animals Hand Colored Hand Coloring Hand Coloured Hand Colouring Hand Tinted Handcolored Iris Irises Lakeside Male Animal Mid 19th Century Mid Nineteenth Century Moorhen Pecking Plumage Prints Small Group Small Group Of Animals Young Animal Aikman Artist British British Artist Common Gallinule Handcoloured


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This stunning hand-coloured engraving captures the beauty and intricacy of the Common Gallinule (Moorhen) in all its glory. Created by British artist George Shield in 1841, this print showcases a male, female, and young gallinule amidst a vibrant floral backdrop. The attention to detail is evident in every stroke of the hand-colouring technique used to bring this artwork to life. The delicate hues and intricate patterns on each bird's feathers are meticulously rendered, showcasing Shield's skill as an illustrator. Set against a picturesque lakeside scene, the gallinules peck at their surroundings with curiosity and grace. The presence of flowers adds an extra layer of charm to the composition, creating a harmonious blend of nature's wonders. This mid-19th-century masterpiece transports us back in time to appreciate both the artistry involved in its creation and the natural beauty it depicts. It serves as a testament to Shield's ability to capture not only physical characteristics but also animal behavior within his work. Whether you're an admirer of wildlife or simply appreciate fine art from this era, this print offers a captivating glimpse into British artistic heritage. With its timeless appeal and exquisite craftsmanship, it is sure to be cherished by any collector or enthusiast fortunate enough to own it.

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