one of a kind
Black Headed Gull Summer Plumage etching by P J Selby
Black Headed Gull Summer Plumage etching by P J Selby


  pinterest linkedIn Bookmark this item

Click any image to enlarge


Black Headed Gull Summer Plumage hand colored limited edition copper etching by Prideau John Selby 1841-1846. Etched to copper plate by the artist, and engraved and hand colored by W H Lizars of Edinburgh. Prideaux John Selby (23 July 1788 – 27 March 1867) was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the son of a wealthy landowner. He studied at University College, Oxford. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford and they had three daughters. Selby is best known for his bird folio Illustrations of British Ornithology (1821–1834), the first set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. He also wrote Illustrations of Ornithology with William Jardine and A History of British Forest-trees (1842). Many of the illustrations in his works were drawn from specimens in his collection. In addition to the above works he contributed to Jardine's Naturalist's Library the volumes on the Pigeons (1835) and the Parrots (1836), the latter illustrated by Edward Lear. He was for some time one of the editors of the Magazine of Zoology and Botany. His collections were sold in 1885 and became dispersed. The South African birds collected by Andrew Smith went to the Zoology Museum of the University of Cambridge. See: Mullens; Swann. (1918). A Bibliography of British Ornithology. Raine, Revd. James (1852). The History and Antiquities of North Durham. page 338 Jackson, Christine E. (2004). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The print measures 22.25 x 16.25 inches and is in a beautiful first quality solid wood museum quality frame with gold insert that measures 33.75 x 29.25 inches. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm

Item 8740:    $475

If you are interested in this item, please click the image below to send us an email. We respond to all email messages within 24 hours, and many times much quicker.

If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to

We also offer a consultation service at, and a price guide at

Copyright ©1995-2020,, LLC. Owned and operated by One of a Kind Antiques, LLC. All Rights Reserved. One of a Kind Antiques, dealers since 1975 in: American, European & Asian Antiques, Baroque, Rococo, Empire, Federal, Regency, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Mid Century Modern & country furniture, folk art, fine art, decorative objects, silver, rugs, ceramics & lighting.