Pheasant by the Water's Edge -Original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph




An original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph, Pheasant by the Water's Edge.

A vibrant lithograph print, with hand coloured overpainting, of a pheasant considering his reflection in the waters of a lake or river. Cut out and laid down on backing paper.

Unsigned. Trimmed to the image.
Very minor foxing as shown. Vertical crease along the left edge, due to previous historical mounting in an album. Some creasing along the left side due to verso watercolour marks. Otherwise, in good condition.
9.5cm x 19cm.
Unframed.

This is one of a group of Victorian overpainted prints that we have for sale. The art of hand-colouring prints is a little-studied but distinct discipline, requiring skill and flair to be done successfully. Typically executed in watercolour or gouache, hand-colouring increases the impact of a black-and-white image, and can transform a print into something unique and personal. The painting of these prints is more extensive, detailed and vibrant than typical hand-colouring, meaning that, whilst originating as mezzotints or lithographs, many of these pictures appear almost as paintings in their own right.

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Product code: JH-851


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