Vintage Audubon Belted Kingfisher Litlograph Print - 14x17 Audubon Folio
SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT THE LITTLE BLUE BIRDS... FIRST IDENTIFIED IN THE MID-1700'S, THE BELTED KINGFISHER IS ONE OF THE FEW SPECIES OF BIRDS WHERE THE FEMALE IS BRIGHTER IN COLOR THAN THE MALE. WHEN THEY ARE SPOTTED TOGETHER IN A GROUP, THEY ARE CALLED A CROWN. THEY ARE EASILY IDENTIFIABLE BY THEIR LARGE HEADS AND TUFTED HAIRDOS, MOST OFTEN EXAGGERATED AFTER THEY'VE TAKEN A DIVE IN A POOL OF WATER AS THEY HUNT FOR A FISH OR TWO.
This vintage eastern belted kingfisher bird print was part of the vintage Audubon Folio published by Abrams in 1964. The folio contained 30 high-quality lithographs of various Audubon birds including this one of the Belted KIngfishers. Beautifully reproduced, this lithograph print contains bright colors and clear crisp imagery along with cursive script in the nameplate. Sized at 14" inches x17" inches it makes quite a lovely statement either framed and hanging on a wall or left as is propped up on a shelf or mantel.
If you are unfamiliar with his work and this distinctive collection, between the years of 1827-1838, John James Audubon (1785-1851), the world's most famous bird painter, published a series of drawings of over 400 bird species depicted in their natural habitats. Capturing not only the physical characteristics of each bird but also their personality, Audubon's interpretations were nothing but extraordinary then and have remained, over the course of 200 years, equally as enchanting as when they originally debuted.
Kingfishers are great little mascots of the kitchen since they love to eat and spend most of their days dipping and diving and hunting for food and fun.
- Colors include: teal, black, brown, rust, celery, grey, olive, beige and white
- Ultra crisp and clear lines
In lovely vintage condition. There are no spots, stains, or foxing. There is one small tear on the left edge that measures 1/4" inch in length. This blemish can easily be hidden under a mat and frame.
Print measures 14" inches (width) x 17" inches (length)
Similar to colors found in antique ironstone, slate and industrial materials, this print has the ability to coordinate with many different styles of kitchen walls and settings including cottage decor, exposed brick, natural farmhouse hues and artistic urban minimalist aesthetics.