This is a superb collection of 7 antique chromolithograph bird prints. These spectacular ornithological prints were from the book “Svenska Foglar efter naturen och p sten” (Swedish Birds after nature and on stone), by publisher A. Börtzells Tryckeri AB, Stockholm. The original illustrations were the work of brothers and naturalists Wilhem, Ferdinand and Magnus von Wright, as well as Bror Halberg. The Wrights were well known in the mid 1800′s as both artist and Ornithologist. Magnus von Wright was also a well known taxidermist and held the position as taxidermist at the Helsinki University.
The collection of the antique Chromolithograph bird prints consist of 7 different species of birds. All are archival mounted in silver-gold leaf frames with TruGuard UV Protected glass. Dimension listed below are for each framed artwork.
ARTIST: Wilhem von Wright, Ferdinand von Wright, Magnus von Wright and Bror Halberg
PERIOD: Late 1800’s / Early 1900’s
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Sweden
MATERIALS: Chromolithograph print.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with each print framed and matted under glass. Some minor wear, marks and nicks to the frames, consistent with age.
FRAME SIZE – EACH
HEIGHT: 25 in. (64 cm) Each frame
WIDTH: 20.25 in. (51 cm) Each frame
DEPTH: .63 in. (2 cm)