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Painter, b. 1869 - d. 1960

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              • Rex Brasher, Blue Birds, Hand-Colored Lithograph
                Feb. 07, 2024

                Rex Brasher, Blue Birds, Hand-Colored Lithograph

                Est: $500 - $600

                Artist: Rex Brasher, American (1869 - 1960) Title: Blue Birds Year: circa 1920 Medium: Hand-Colored Lithograph, signed in ink Image Size: 9.75 x 13.5 inches Frame Size: 18.75 x 21.5 inches

                RoGallery
              • Rex Brasher Colored Engraving Of Birds
                Jul. 20, 2023

                Rex Brasher Colored Engraving Of Birds

                Est: $10 - $1,000

                Framed And Under Glass: 17" X 20".

                Berner's Auction Gallery
              • Rex Brasher Colored Engraving Of Birds
                Jul. 20, 2023

                Rex Brasher Colored Engraving Of Birds

                Est: $10 - $1,000

                Framed And Under Glass: 15" X 19.5".

                Berner's Auction Gallery
              • Rex Brasher Bird Print
                Mar. 25, 2023

                Rex Brasher Bird Print

                Est: $50 - $75

                Rex Brasher (1869–1960) Bird ornithology print of Baltimore Orioles. Overall in frame 15" x 19".

                Copake Auction Inc.
              • Pair of Rex Brasher Lithographs
                Jan. 10, 2023

                Pair of Rex Brasher Lithographs

                Est: $100 - $200

                Rex Brasher (American, 1869-1960), pair of hand-colored lithographs of birds in flight, signed l.r., 9 3/4" x 13 3/4" sight, 18 1/2" x 21 1/4" framed.

                Old Kinderhook Auction Company
              • Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America, Published by New York, Rowman And Littlefield, New York, 1962
                Jan. 08, 2023

                Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America, Published by New York, Rowman And Littlefield, New York, 1962

                Est: $100 - $200

                Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America, Published by New York, Rowman And Littlefield, New York, 1962. 4 vol. 41.5 x31.5x2.5 cm each.

                Montgomery Auction
              • Brasher - Goldeneye. 151
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Goldeneye. 151

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Cinnamon Teal. 141
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Cinnamon Teal. 141

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Mississippi Kite. 329
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Mississippi Kite. 329

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Whitetail Kite. 328
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Whitetail Kite. 328

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Bluehead Quail Dove. 323
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Bluehead Quail Dove. 323

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Whitewing Dove. 319
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Whitewing Dove. 319

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Arizona & Couch Jay. 482
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Arizona & Couch Jay. 482

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Santa Cruz Jay. 481-1
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Santa Cruz Jay. 481-1

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Redpoll. 528
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Redpoll. 528

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Guadalupe House Finch. 520
                Sep. 03, 2022

                Brasher - Guadalupe House Finch. 520

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Gambel Quail. 295
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Gambel Quail. 295

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Audubon Caracara. 362
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Audubon Caracara. 362

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Nighthawk. 420
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Nighthawk. 420

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Mangrove & Maynard Cuckoo. 386
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Mangrove & Maynard Cuckoo. 386

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Northern Shrike. 621
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Northern Shrike. 621

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Yellowbill Loon. 8
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Yellowbill Loon. 8

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Brasher - Loon. 7
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Loon. 7

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Pintail. 143
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Pintail. 143

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Shoveler. 142
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Shoveler. 142

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Barrow Goldeneye. 152
                Aug. 27, 2022

                Brasher - Barrow Goldeneye. 152

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Redtail Hawk. 337
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Redtail Hawk. 337

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Western Goshawk. 334a
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Western Goshawk. 334a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Chestnutbellied Scale Quail. 293a
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Chestnutbellied Scale Quail. 293a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Chacha laca. 311
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Chacha laca. 311

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Bandtail Pigeon. 312
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Bandtail Pigeon. 312

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - California & Narrowfront Woodpecker. 407a
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - California & Narrowfront Woodpecker. 407a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Azure Bluebird. 766a
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Azure Bluebird. 766a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Bohemian Waxwing. 618
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Bohemian Waxwing. 618

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Cedar Waxwing. 619
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Cedar Waxwing. 619

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Scott & Texas Seaside Sparrow. 550a
                Aug. 20, 2022

                Brasher - Scott & Texas Seaside Sparrow. 550a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Mexican & Bermuda Ground Dove. 320a
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Mexican & Bermuda Ground Dove. 320a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Whitefront Dove. 318
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Whitefront Dove. 318

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Scale Quail. 293
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Scale Quail. 293

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Valley Quail. 294a
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Valley Quail. 294a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Merganser. 129
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Merganser. 129

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Redbreast Mergansers - Courting
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Redbreast Mergansers - Courting

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Threetoe Woodpecker. 401
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Threetoe Woodpecker. 401

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Pigeon Hawk. 357
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Pigeon Hawk. 357

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Island & Migrant Shrike. 622a
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Island & Migrant Shrike. 622a

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Bridled Titmouse. 734
                Aug. 13, 2022

                Brasher - Bridled Titmouse. 734

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Trumpeter Swan. 181
                Aug. 06, 2022

                Brasher - Trumpeter Swan. 181

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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              • Brasher - Whiteface Glossy Ibis. 187
                Aug. 06, 2022

                Brasher - Whiteface Glossy Ibis. 187

                Est: $200 - $400

                This wonderful, hand-colored folio collotype is from Rex Brasher's Birds and Trees of North America. The work was published in 1931 by Meriden Gravure Co. in the Chickadee Valley in Kent, Connecticut. The original illustrations were done by Rex Brasher, and the text was written by Brasher's niece, Marie. This collotype is from set # 12. Birds & Trees of North America were published after Brasher's paintings, which were originally done from 1895 to 1925. His paintings depicted 1200 species and subspecies of North American birds. Rex Brasher was a noted Connecticut wildlife artist. At age 10, his ambition was to draw all of the birds of North America. Brasher spent 44 years chronicling the birds of North America and perfecting his art before beginning publication. He depicted birds in various states of development and plumage. The tree species and bird habitat depictions were also considered an important contribution to the field of natural history and ornithology. Brasher became friends with the famous bird painter, Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes helped develoop Brasher's artistic range and technique. Brasher completed all the hand-coloring, using airbrush and stencil, of the birds. Brasher received an estimate of $500,000 to complete the color printing of this work, but it would not produce the accuracy he desired. He then made the decision to hand color all of the copies himself. He worked for 6 months and completed 100 copies of the first volume and realized to complete 500 copies in his lifetime would be near impossible. It is extremely rare to come across the Brasher prints from this 1931 publication. Brasher originally had 95 subscribers for the work, but when the Great Depression hit he lost many patrons. Eventually the wealthiest of the time period subscribed to the work including William Boeing and Paul Mellon. No other American ornithologist has come close to the achievement of Rex Brasher in bird illustration and detailing.

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