Long billed curlew shore bird copper plate etching with hand coloring by Robert Mitford (1781-1870), plate XIII. The print measures 22.5 x 16.25 inches, the frame measures 26.5 x 32 inches. It is mounted in a beautiful solid wood museum quality frame with gold insert. From “Illustrations of British Ornothology", London, 1820- 1834. Signed in the plate R. Mitford. The long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus) is a large North American shorebird of the family Scolopacidae. This species was also called "sicklebird" and the "candlestick bird". The species is native to central and western North America. In the winter, the species migrates southwards, as well as towards the coastline. 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 www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Item 8742: $475
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