Two Pheasants in a Wood - Original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph

An original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph, Two Pheasants in a Wood.

An intricately detailed lithograph, with hand coloured overpainting and graphite additions, of two pheasants running through a wood. There is a blind embossed stamp in the upper left corner, which reads 'Even Surface, Superfine London Board' around the crest of the city of London.

Unsigned. Trimmed to the image.
Very minor foxing and light overall age toning as shown. Abrasions to the upper layer of the paper surface in the upper right and left corners, as shown. Glue and paper remnants in all corners verso, due to previous historical binding. Otherwise, in good condition.
22.1cm x 16.7cm.

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-849

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