1950s Canada Goose Bird Print - Menaboni's Bird Bookplate - Vintage Bird Botanical Art
If you want a totally fantastic love story forget the romance novel or the magnetic movie and focus on the geese - the Canadian geese in particular. One of the coolest birds of the sky, they can live up to 50 years, they mate for life and they all have each other's back when it comes to group flights (as they each take over leading the flock when the lead goose gets tired). Add to their stack of admirable traits the fact that they are fiercely loyal and protective of their families and you'll adore the geese all the more the next time you spot them floating on the pond or foraging in the park.
This vintage Canada Geese bird print bookplate was rescued from a 1950 book of bird prints destined for destruction. Highly detailed with a rich autumn palette, it is from a painting by Italian transplant turned Southern artist, Athos Menaboni (1895-1990). Athos, along with his wife Sara was passionate about the natural wildlife surrounding their adopted city of Atlanta, GA . In particular they were captivated by the numerous array of colorful and exotic birds that passed through the Southern region of the U.S. Setting out to record their color and fine feather detailing in paints and drawings, Athos captured pairs of birds in their natural settings, while Sara contributed naturalist style writing about their own observations of living among the wildlife in the sub-tropical garden paradise that is Atlanta. Their words and images were compiled in a highly acclaimed book titled Menaboni's Birds in 1950 which was lauded for its exquisite detailing and brightly colored renderings of some of the American South's most beautiful birds. This beautifully rendered Canadian geese print captures their loyal dispositions and their striking beauty.
- Includes a complimentary array of the following colors: grey, brown, beige, black, gold, mint green
- In addition to the handsome couple, this bookplate also includes a naturalist's description of Canadian geese characteristics on the reverse side
- Ultra crisp and clear lines
Clean and clear of spots or foxing this print is in great condition. Slight yellowing around the edges produces a lovely natural vignette that draws your eye towards birds.
Print measures 8.75" inches (width) x 12" inches (length)
Similiar to colors found in antique ironstone, slate and industrial materials, this print has the ability to coordinate with many different styles of kitchen aesthetic from woodsy cabin decor to natural farmhouse to urban minimalist.