Chromolithograph of Birds of Prey by Louis Prang for sale
Item ID: 386607
Pristine and stunning chromolithograph of bearded vultures or lammergeyer by the unparalleled printer Louis Prang of Boston. The piece has been newly framed and matted in museum quality fashion with acid-free mats, linen hinges, conservation glass and a Larson Juhl frame. It retains the richness of the full color ranges that make Louis Prang chromolithographs the acme of this medium and fool the most people into believing they are oil paintings.
Prang immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1850 and eventually set up his own business in Boston in 1864 where he came to dominate the important field of chromolithography in America. Among his many achievements, Louis Prang is the father of the American Christmas card as it is he who printed the very first one!
In the late 19th century, chromolithographs were hailed as the "democracy of art" for the middle classes and Prang's firm belief that art should not be limited to the elite led him to create such amazing work by what he called "printing in colors from drawings on stone". His consummate skills are unmatched. Over 1500 Louis Prang chromolithographs are in collection at the Boston Public Library.
This work, Lammergeyer, comes from the natural history set entitled Animate Creation. As with all Prang's chromolithographs dealing with natural history, it was created under his direct supervision.
This item ships via FedX ground for $20 in the US
Eras: 1800s / 19th century
Measurements: 36.2 x 28.6 x CM (H x W x D) Change Unit
Condition: Excellent Condition
Designer: Unknown designer
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