1897 Print CAPERCAILLIE Archibald Thorburn Antique Gravure BIRD GROUSE FAMILY

Antique Print

Original Antique Bird Print CAPERCAILLIE


An 1897 print from photogravure



A photogravure of the artwork by Archibald Thorburn, showing a group of these rare game birds. Produced by the Swan Electric Engraving Company. The spelling of the title is in the traditional Scottish way. It is a very finely detailed and warm engraving process and gives a very smooth and extremely life like result. An increasingly rare gravure.


It is on good quality heavy gauge paper with a blank reverse. It measures overall 260 x170mm (10.25 x 6.75") including titled borders, and the image area 175 x 115 mm ( 7 x 4.5 " ) approx. The print is ideal for mounting or matting and framing. There is a little age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age and there may be some scattered but light, brown spotting ( foxing ). This print would have been originally bound in a book at some time - please check the larger picture for condition. The print bears the original indent markings on the borders from the engraving printing process and is a feature of prints of this type. This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve.

The term "an original print" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcut etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time.

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Condition Used
Weight 0.1kg