Albatross by George Edwards

Albatross by George Edwards


Albatross EDWARDS, George. Plate 88 from A Natural History of Birds, London, 1743-51. Hand-colored copperplate engraving. Sheet size: 11 Q x 9 inches; image size: 9 W x 7 T inches. When Edwards wished to incorporate an anatomical detail into one of his images, he often chose the happy idea of working the detail –  in this case an albatross’s tube-nosed beak – into the landscape, forming an elegant base for the composition. Framed


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