Wood Ducks - 1934 Color Plate
This antique color plate features a striking image of three Wood Ducks. The print comes from the book Bird Portraits In Color, Two Hundred Ninety-Five North American Species by Thomas S. Roberts, M.D. The book was copyrighted by The University of Minnesota in 1934 and printed and lithographed by The McGill Lithograph Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book was published by The University of Minnesota Press. This color plate was illustrated by Allan Brooks.
This vintage print is Plate 8 1/2 showing three birds in their natural habitat. The birds represented are the adult male and female Wood Ducks and a male in eclipse. The birds are illustrated at about one-fifth their actual size. Considered by many to be the most beautiful waterfowl, the Wood Duck is one of only a few North American ducks that nest in trees. The print is professionally matted in an 11” x 14” light green matte to setoff the beauty of the birds. Our vintage prints are shipped in a plastic sleeve between cardboard stiffeners to arrive in perfect condition.
Keep in mind, an antique print will never be “perfect” like a new print and there are sometimes tiny occasional spots and/or discoloring or aging (These add character). However, we only sell mint or almost mint prints and will not sell anything that we would not be proud to hang on our own walls!!!
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