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Another expansion is the transfer of the original watercolors and oil
paintings to engravings -- the English publisher/engraver of a few was
Lizars, the rest of the "elephant" folio prints were engraved (copperplate)
and elegantly hand colored under the hand and supervision of Havell (sp.).
These original prints were so popular, but also so expensive, that a
smaller, more manageable size edition was printed on stone (lithograhpy)
with some hand color in the US by Bowen. If you can show students examples
of the originals -- with a magnifying glass to look at the beautiful
details, I'm sure they would be astounded. The differences in paper between
these two early editions are also interesting and would dovetail with an
exploration of 19th c. technology/industrial revolution. Then! compare the
quality of these wildlife prints to the ones cranked out in "limited"
editions today -- what are the similarities and differences?
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, Virginia 24401