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Engraver, b. 1766 - d. 1813

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      • After John Curtis (British, 1791-1868)
        Feb. 20, 2024

        After John Curtis (British, 1791-1868)

        Est: $50 - $100

        After John Curtis (British, 1791-1868), "Peperomia Acuminata", 1817 and "Salmea Scandens", 1819, 2 hand-colored lithographs, from Botanical Magazine, published by Couchman, London; together with "Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813), "Brown Thrush...", c. 1808, hand-colored lithograph, from American Ornithology, published by Bradsford & Innskeep, Philadelphia; and After Moses Harris (British, 1730-1787), "Fly-Catchers", 1785, hand-colored lithograph, from A New Dictionary of Natural History, published by Harris & Co., London, sights 7 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. to 13 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in., framed alike, overall 13 1/4 in. x 9 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. to 17 1/2 in. x 12 in. x 1/2 in. (4 pcs.) Condition: Overall fair to poor condition.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Alexander Wilson (2pcs)
        Nov. 10, 2023

        Alexander Wilson (2pcs)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Alexander Wilson (Pennsylvania, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGY: Blue Jay, Goldfinch, and Baltimore Bird; and the other Cardinals and Tanager colored engravings, unframed sight H13" W10" (2pcs) Provenance: Estate of Ellen K. Schuster

        Charlton Hall
      • Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)
        Oct. 18, 2023

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) a set of seven ornithological matted and framed hand colored etchings depicting birds of the United States of various sizes height of one plate without frame: 14 in.; width 10 in. 35.5 cm.; 25.5 cm.

        Sotheby's
      • Pair of Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American 1766-1813) Ornitoholy Hand Colored Engravingsto include, one engraved by A. Lawson feat...
        Jun. 10, 2023

        Pair of Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American 1766-1813) Ornitoholy Hand Colored Engravingsto include, one engraved by A. Lawson feat...

        Est: $150 - $250

        Pair of Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American 1766-1813) Ornitoholy Hand Colored Engravingsto include, one engraved by A. Lawson featuring six ducks, along with, one engraved by F.G. Warnicke featuring five water fowlsigned lower left A. Wilsonboth having Sotheby's label on versoboth 11" x 14"

        Nadeau's Auction Gallery
      • WHITE HEADED EAGLE ENGRAVING BY ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813)
        May. 12, 2023

        WHITE HEADED EAGLE ENGRAVING BY ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813)

        Est: -

        White Headed Eagle hand colored engraving on paper American Ornithology/The Natural History of the Birds of the U.S.A. drawn from nature by A. Wilson Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) engraved by W.H.Lizars William Home Lizars (1788-1859) 5.5 x 8.75 inches (plate) 13.5 x 9.75 inches (paper) Overall good condition. Foxing and stains to paper. Paper still in tact but a small hole almost present under the eagles neck.

        Lewis & Grant Auctions
      • A HAND COLORED ENGRAVING BY ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813)
        May. 12, 2023

        A HAND COLORED ENGRAVING BY ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813)

        Est: -

        American Ornithology colored engraving on paper Alexander Wilson engraved by Warnicke 10.25 x 13.25 inches unframed Overall good condition. Staining to paper

        Lewis & Grant Auctions
      • A COLORED ORNITHOLOGY ENGRAVING BY ALEXANDER WILSON
        May. 12, 2023

        A COLORED ORNITHOLOGY ENGRAVING BY ALEXANDER WILSON

        Est: -

        Slate Colored Hawk, Ground Dove, Female colored engraving on paper Alexander Wilson engraved by A. Lawson 13 x 10.5 inches (plate) 17 x 14 inches (paper) unframed Overall good condition. Perimeter paper loss and tears. Tear within plate and minor stains.

        Lewis & Grant Auctions
      • Ivory Billed Woodpecker Engraving by Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)
        May. 12, 2023

        Ivory Billed Woodpecker Engraving by Alexander Wilson (1766-1813)

        Est: -

        Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, 2.ileated W., 3.Red Headed W.  hand colored engraving on paper American Ornithology/The Natural History of the Birds of the U.S.A plate 29. drawn from nature by A. Wilson Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) engraved by W.H.Lizars William Home Lizars (1788-1859) 5.5 x 8.75 inches (plate) 13.5 x 9.75 inches (paper) Overall good condition. Foxing and stains to paper. Paper still in tact but a small hole almost present under the eagles neck.

        Lewis & Grant Auctions
      • LEWIS & DOWNY WOODPECKERS Drawing, Signed By The Artist Wilson
        Mar. 06, 2023

        LEWIS & DOWNY WOODPECKERS Drawing, Signed By The Artist Wilson

        Est: $400 - $800

        18th/19th Century Original Drawing of the Lewis and Downy Woodpecker, signed and identified by the Artist, Wilson. Possibly drawn by the Ornithologist Alexander Wilson (Scotland, 1766-1813). Identified in ink on the lower margins. PICUS PUBESCENS, LEWIS WOODPECKER & DOWNY WOODPECKER, WILSON (view photo). Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper. Dimensions: 13 1/2 inches x 11 1/4 inches. Condition: good overall original unframed estate condition. Provenance: private estate.

        Kensington Estate Auctions
      • Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings
        Sep. 07, 2022

        Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings

        Est: $300 - $500

        American (1766-1813). Considered the father of American ornithology, these two engravings by Wilson depict the Ruffled Grouse, the Snipel and the Partridge. Engraved by A. Lawson. Both matted and under glass in simple frames. Sight size of each: 10" ht. x 13.5" wd., framed size of each: 18.25" ht. x 20.5" wd. From the lifelong collection of Edythe and Donald Aukerman, Centerville, OH. See auction description for full background.

        Caza Sikes
      • Alexander Wilson HC Litho Painted Bunting 19th c.
        Jun. 12, 2022

        Alexander Wilson HC Litho Painted Bunting 19th c.

        Est: $120 - $180

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Hand colored engraving of the Painted Bunting, Blue grosbeak, Prothonatary warbler etc, engraved by Lawson c 1808-1813:frame 21.5" X 17.5" , print 9.75" X 12.5"

        District Auction
      • Alexander Wilson HC Lithograph Tern 19th c.
        Jun. 12, 2022

        Alexander Wilson HC Lithograph Tern 19th c.

        Est: $120 - $180

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Hand colored engraving of shorebirds, skimmer, storm petrel , great tern, etc, engraved by Lawson c 1808-1813:frame 21.5" X 17.5" , print 10.5" X 13.5"

        District Auction
      • 3 Alexander Wilson hand colored Ornithology engravings
        Jun. 11, 2022

        3 Alexander Wilson hand colored Ornithology engravings

        Est: $400 - $800

        Wilson, Alexander (British/American, 1766-1813), 3 hand colored engravings of Birds including, Night Hawk, Fish Hawk, Maryland Yellow Throat, from American Ornithology, each approx. 13 in. x 10 inches.

        Concept Art Gallery
      • ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813) COLOR ENGRAVING
        May. 12, 2022

        ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813) COLOR ENGRAVING

        Est: $50 - $10,000

        Hand-colored engraving made from a study of birds by Alexander Wilson. Engraved by J.G. Warnicke c. 1810. Gallery label verso gives artist and information. Dimensions: (Frame) H 19.25" x W 22" (Plate) H 10" x W 13" Condition: Bright colors, paper clean with flattened folding at top and left edge plate marks. Not examined out of frame. Paper with a few very faint spots of discoloration, a few scratches and nicks to frame.

        Westport Auction
      • 18TH C. ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINT OF HAWK BY ALEXANDER WILSON (PA, 1766-1813)
        Apr. 15, 2022

        18TH C. ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINT OF HAWK BY ALEXANDER WILSON (PA, 1766-1813)

        Est: $200 - $300

        'Sharp-shinned Hawk, Redstart & Yellow-rump', hand-colored engraving, 1832, plate 45 from the octavo edition of “American Ornithology"; or "The Natural History of The Birds of the United States” by Alexander Wilson with a continuation by Charles Lucian Bonaparte, published by Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot, London. In mahogany mitered frame, matted and glazed, OS: 21" x 17 1/2", SS: 13 1/2" x 10", toned.

        Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
      • 19th C. Alexander Wilson Flamingo & Ibis Engraving
        Mar. 27, 2022

        19th C. Alexander Wilson Flamingo & Ibis Engraving

        Est: $200 - $400

        WILSON, Alexander, (American, 1766-1813): Engraving drawn from nature of Wood Ibis, Scarlet Ibis, Flamingo, and White Ibis, engraved by J. G. Warnicke, circa 1808-1814, sight size 10.25 x 13.25", framed 17.75" x 20.5". Condition: Slight toning, not examined out of frame.

        Amero Auctions
      • Two Ornithological Prints, Alexander Wilson
        Feb. 20, 2021

        Two Ornithological Prints, Alexander Wilson

        Est: $100 - $200

        Two Ornithological Prints, The first Alexander Wilson (Scottish 1766-1813) depicting  1. Great American Shrike, or Butcher Bird, 2. Pine Grossbeak, 3. Ruby--crown'd Wren, 4. Shore Lark, hand colored engraving, engraved by A.Lawson. Together with a hand colored engraving of Ixos Haemorrhous Gmelin,  both matted and framed. Dimensions: 12.5 x 10 in. plate size 22 x 18 in. as framed.(The larger) Condition: Some minor foxing and light toning.

        Neue Auctions
      • Two Alexander Wilson Ornithological Prints
        Feb. 20, 2021

        Two Alexander Wilson Ornithological Prints

        Est: $200 - $400

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish, 1766-1813) two hand colored engravings from "American Ornithology, " Plate 68, 1. Goosander, 2. Female, 3. Pin-tail Duck, 4. Blue Wing Teal, 5. Snow Goose, and Plate 72, 1. Brant, 2. Velvet D., 3. Harlequin D., 5., Dusky D, 6. Marsh Tern, 7. Sooty T. engraved by J.,G.Warnicke and A. Lawson, matted and framed. Dimensions: 10 x 13 in. plate size 18.5 x 22 in. as framed Condition: Very good with some creases to sheet, some minor foxing and toning.

        Neue Auctions
      • Three Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings
        Feb. 20, 2021

        Three Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings

        Est: $200 - $400

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish 1766-1813) Three Hand Colored Ornithological Engravings, engraved by J.G.Warnicke, From  'The Natural History of Birds of the United States,'  comprising: Plate 66, 1. Wood Ibis, 2. Scarlet J.(?), 4. Flamingo, 3. White Ibis Plate 63, 1.Roseate Spoonbill, 2. American Avoset, 3. Ruddy Plover, 4. Semipalmated Sandpiper Plate 65, 1. Yellow-Crowned Heron, 2. Great Heron, 3. American Bittern, 4. Least B. All matted and framed.  Dimensions: 14 x 10 in. approximate image size each, horizontal/vertical 23 x 19.5 in. as framed. Condition: Very good with minor light toning, not examined out of framing.

        Neue Auctions
      • Alexander Wilson Ornithological Lithograph
        Oct. 29, 2020

        Alexander Wilson Ornithological Lithograph

        Est: $100 - $200

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813). Plate 76: Great-Footed Hawk. Engraved by A. (Alexander) Lawson. 9 1/4" x 13 1/4". From American Ornithology or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States.

        Curated Estates
      • 2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings
        Oct. 29, 2020

        2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings

        Est: $200 - $300

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813). Plate 12: Rice Bunting / Female / Red-eyed Flycatcher / Marsh Wren / Great Carolina Wren / Yellow-throat Warbler; and Plate 14: Brown Thrush / Golden-crowned Th. / Cat Bird / Bay-breasted

        Curated Estates
      • 2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings
        Oct. 29, 2020

        2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings

        Est: $200 - $300

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813). Plate 5: Starling / Female / Black-poll Warbler / Lesser Red-poll; and Plate 30: Great American Shrike, or Butcher Bird / Pine Grosbeak / Ruby-crown'd Wren / Shore Lark. Both engraved by

        Curated Estates
      • 2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings
        Oct. 29, 2020

        2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings

        Est: $200 - $300

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813). Plate 32: Snow Owl / Male Sparrow-Hawk, engraved by B. (Benjamin) Tanner; and Plate 33: Rough-legged Falcon / Barred Owl / Short-eared O., engraved by A. (Alexander) Lawson. Each 12 3/4" x

        Curated Estates
      • 2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings
        Oct. 29, 2020

        2 Alexander Wilson Ornithological Engravings

        Est: $200 - $300

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813). Plate 15: Red Coated Woodpecker / Brownheaded Nut Hatch / Pigeon Hawk / Blue-winged Yellow Warbler / Golden-winged W. / Blue-eyed Yellow W. / Black-breasted Blue W., engraved by G. (George)

        Curated Estates
      • TWO ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL COLOR PRINTS FROM A VOLUME, - Framed, 13 3/4 in.
        Oct. 23, 2020

        TWO ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL COLOR PRINTS FROM A VOLUME, - Framed, 13 3/4 in.

        Est: $100 - $150

        TWO ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL COLOR PRINTS FROM A VOLUME. Various birds, identified - Framed, 13 3/4 in.

        Sloans & Kenyon
      • Alexander Wilson, Scotland, US (1773-1813)
        May. 16, 2020

        Alexander Wilson, Scotland, US (1773-1813)

        Est: $150 - $250

        Alexander Wilson, Scotland, US (1773-1813), Hand colored print of four American birds including the kingfisher, C1810, Wilson was America's first ornithologist, 13" x 9 3/4" sight, matted and framed under glass.

        The Cobbs
      • Wilson - Summer Red & Indigo Bird, American Redstart, Yellow-throat, & Chat. 6
        Jan. 11, 2020

        Wilson - Summer Red & Indigo Bird, American Redstart, Yellow-throat, & Chat. 6

        Est: $400 - $800

        This exceptional originally hand-colored engraving is from Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. This is the first edition published between 1808 and 1814 in Philadelphia by Bradfor and Inskeep. Alexander Wilson is known as the “Father of American Ornithology.” Wilson’s work, American Ornithology, was the first focused on only American birds. Wilson drew most of the birds for the work himself and employed Alexander Lawson and John G. Warnicke for the engraving.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • after Alexander Wilson (American, 1766‰ÛÒ1813), Carolina Parrot, Canada Flycatcher...
        Nov. 23, 2019

        after Alexander Wilson (American, 1766‰ÛÒ1813), Carolina Parrot, Canada Flycatcher...

        Est: $50 - $25,000

        after Alexander Wilson (American, 1766‰ÛÒ1813), Carolina Parrot, Canada Flycatcher... hand-colored engraving, 19th century, matted and framed. DOA 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. Collection of a Gentleman, Easton, Maryland Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

        Leland Little Auctions
      • Wilson Male Turkey Engraving
        Sep. 28, 2019

        Wilson Male Turkey Engraving

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        WILSON, Alexander ( 1766-1813). Wild Turkey, Male and Female. Engraving with original hand color from American Ornithology, or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Philadelphia: Thomas G. Palmer for Samuel F. Bradford, 1824. 17" x 13 1/2" sheet.

        Arader Galleries
      • Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Engraving
        Mar. 31, 2019

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Engraving

        Est: $400 - $800

        Born in Scotland, Alexander Wilson is regarded as the father of American ornithology. He first worked in Scotland as a weaver and peddler and came to the United States in 1794, reportedly to forget several love affairs. He taught school in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for about 10 years and began working on American bird studies after meeting William Bartram in 1802. Wilson learned to draw from Alexander Lawson, an engraver, and quickly became proficient at depicting birds, then Lawson made the pictures into engravings. Lawson's major work, American Ornithology, showed two plates etched by Wilson, but apparently the etchings were not a major success for Wilson, unlike his drawings. In 1804, Wilson did a sketch of Niagara Falls, engraved for a folio in 1810. That same year, he visited a general store in Louisville, Kentucky, run by John James Audubon. He showed Audubon his etchings in Lawson's volumes of American Ornithology, which inspired Audubon to design a more expansive project that culminated in his comprehensive Birds of America. Wilson died in Philadelphia in 1813. This colored engraving is a beautiful example of Wilson's work. It depicts four Southern birds: a Virginian Rail, a Clapper, a blue crane, and a little egret. There's a small three-masted ship on the horizon, and a large note on the backside which describes the book the engraving came from (American Ornithology: The Natural History of the Birds of the United States ... Plates ... Alexander Wilson ...). At the bottom of the engraving on the left side it reads, "Drawn from Nature by A Wilson" and on the right side it reads, "Engraved by J G Warnicke". The engraving is framed and matted, and there's a light water stain on the right margin. Overall size is 21 x 17 1/4 in. and the sight size is 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. CONDITION - By registering to bid for this auction (either in-house or online) and/or placing a bid in this auction. The BIDDER/BUYER agrees to all the terms and conditions of Sarasota Estate Auction. - All silver, gold and/or jewelry lots MUST be paid for via wire transfer or cashier’s check upon receipt of invoice, no other forms of payment will be accepted. - We recommend looking into shipping quotes prior to bidding. A list of local shippers is available upon request - All sales are final; no refunds will be given under any circumstances. - Sarasota Estate Auction can provide condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Conditions or Descriptions are opinions of our staff and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. - Online images can sometimes be low quality due to the uploading process, original high-resolution images can be requested via email at [email protected]

        Sarasota Estate Auction
      • Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Engraving of Birds
        Mar. 31, 2019

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Engraving of Birds

        Est: $400 - $800

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Engraving of Birds. Born in Scotland, Alexander Wilson is regarded as the father of American ornithology. He first worked in Scotland as a weaver and peddler and came to the United States in 1794, reportedly to forget several love affairs. He taught school in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for about 10 years and began working on American bird studies after meeting William Bartram in 1802. Wilson learned to draw from Alexander Lawson, an engraver, and quickly became proficient at depicting birds, then Lawson made the pictures into engravings. Lawson's major work, American Ornithology, showed two plates etched by Wilson, but apparently the etchings were not a major success for Wilson, unlike his drawings. In 1804, Wilson did a sketch of Niagara Falls, engraved for a folio in 1810. That same year, he visited a general store in Louisville, Kentucky, run by John James Audubon. He showed Audubon his etchings in Lawson's volumes of American Ornithology, which inspired Audubon to design a more expansive project that culminated in his comprehensive Birds of America. Wilson died in Philadelphia in 1813.This colored engraving is a beautiful example of Wilson's work. It depicts four Southern birds: a Virginian Rail, a Clapper, a blue crane, and a little egret. There's a small three-masted ship on the horizon, and a large note on the backside which describes the book the engraving came from (American Ornithology: The Natural History of the Birds of the United States ... Plates ... Alexander Wilson ...). At the bottom of the engraving on the left side it reads "Drawn from Nature by A Wilson" and on the right side it reads "Engraved by J G Warnicke". The engraving is framed and matted, and there's a light waterstain on the right margin. The overall size is 21 x 18 in. and the sight size is 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.

        Sarasota Estate Auction
      • WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813) – A selection of watercolors copied from “Ame
        Dec. 04, 2018

        WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813) – A selection of watercolors copied from “Ame

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813) – A selection of watercolors copied from “American Ornithology” by Thomas Howitt. [England,] 1827. An album of annotated watercolors after Wilson’s American Ornithology. This handsome manuscript was created by Thomas Howitt, an amateur ornithologist possibly related to the painter Samuel Howitt. The delicate watercolors reproduce portions of Wilson’s original plates, with notes copied from the text. The Coe Ornithological Collection at Yale holds a similar manuscript by Howitt, described in the Yale University Library Gazette as “of fundamental importance in the history of American ornithology.” An unidentifed manuscript at the McGill library on bird eggs may be by the same creator. Howitt is cited in William Yarrell’s 1843 A History of British Birds as a source of information about the Little Sandpiper. See S. Dillon Ripley, “The Coe Ornithological Collection,” The Yale University Library Gazette, October 1952, p. 68. Oblong quarto album (232 x 363mm). 70 watercolor drawings, each with manuscript caption and page of description (occasional faint ofsetting). Modern maroon half morocco; custom box. Provenance: Thomas Howitt (bookplate).

        Christie's
      • WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813). American Ornithology. Plates. New York and P
        Dec. 04, 2018

        WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813). American Ornithology. Plates. New York and P

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813). American Ornithology. Plates. New York and Philadelphia, Collins and Harrison Hall, 1829. The plate volume of “the frst truly great American ornithology [book]” (Bennett), the 1829 reissue by George Ord “with the plates coloured better” (Sitwell). Predating Audubon, Wilson’s original drawings, translated into attractive plates by Lawson, represent 262 species of birds, 39 of which were new to science. Nissen IVB 992; Sitwell p.155. See Bennett, 114. Plate volume only, folio (366 x 295mm). 76 hand-colored engravings. 19thcentury red half morocco (rebacked preserving original spine). Provenance: Samuel Fothergill Troth (1801-1886, a prominent Philadelphia pharmacy owner and apothecary; bookplate and note of gift to:) – John T. Troth (son of Samuel Troth; note “From Samuel F. Troth to John T. Troth when he is 18 years old.”).

        Christie's
      • Complete Portfolio, Alexander Wilson, American Ornithology, 1808-1829
        Jul. 15, 2018

        Complete Portfolio, Alexander Wilson, American Ornithology, 1808-1829

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Alexander Wilson (American, 1766–1813), American Ornithology, or the Natural History of the Bird of the United States, 1808-1829, engravings with hand-coloring, 9 vols. with 76 works and book with title and complete volume, each individually matted, overall (with matting/each): 20.25"h x 16"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), "White Tailed Hawk," early 19th c., colored engraving from "American Ornithology or the Birds of North...
        May. 19, 2018

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), "White Tailed Hawk," early 19th c., colored engraving from "American Ornithology or the Birds of North...

        Est: $200 - $400

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), "White Tailed Hawk," early 19th c., colored engraving from "American Ornithology or the Birds of North America," presented in a burled frame, H.- 11 1/4 in., W.- 14 1/2 in.

        Crescent City Auction Gallery
      • AFTER ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813): SPOONBILL, FROM AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES
        Mar. 03, 2018

        AFTER ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813): SPOONBILL, FROM AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

        Est: $200 - $400

        AFTER ALEXANDER WILSON (1766-1813): SPOONBILL , FROM AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY OR THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES Engraving with hand-coloring on wove paper, c. 1832. 7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (sight), 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (frame). The World of Jean Stein

        STAIR
      • Alexander Wilson Bird Prints
        Nov. 18, 2017

        Alexander Wilson Bird Prints

        Est: $100 - $150

        (2) Alexander Wilson bird prints. Alexander Wilson (1766-1813). White Headed (Bald) Eagle and Rail-Woodcock, early 19th c. hand colored engravings. Sight 10" x 13 1/2".

        Copake Auction Inc.
      • Wilson and Bonaparte's American Ornithology
        Nov. 18, 2017

        Wilson and Bonaparte's American Ornithology

        Est: $50 - $100

        American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States : illustrated with plates, engraved and colored from original drawings from nature. Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) & Bonaparte, Charles Lucian (1803-1857). Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1871. TEXT ONLY: NO PLATES

        Arader Galleries
      • ALEXANDER WILSON (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINTS, LOT OF TWO
        Oct. 14, 2017

        ALEXANDER WILSON (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINTS, LOT OF TWO

        Est: $50 - $100

        ALEXANDER WILSON (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINTS, LOT OF TWO, hand-colored engraving on paper (each), from "American Ornithology: or, The Natural History of the Birds of North America", one featuring a "Great Footed Hawk", Plate 76, engraved by Alexander Lawson; the other featuring a "Virginian Rail", Plate 62, engraved by J. G. Warnicke. Each matted and housed under glass in a modern frame.

        Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
      • ALEXANDER WILSON (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINTS, LOT OF TWO
        Oct. 14, 2017

        ALEXANDER WILSON (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINTS, LOT OF TWO

        Est: $100 - $200

        ALEXANDER WILSON (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN, 1766-1813) ORNITHOLOGICAL PRINTS, LOT OF TWO, hand-colored engraving on paper (each), from "American Ornithology: or, The Natural History of the Birds of North America", one featuring a "Fish Hawk", Plate 31, engraved by Alexander Lawson; the other featuring a "Broad winged Hawk", Plate 54, engraved by J. G. Warnicke. Each matted and housed under glass in a modern frame.

        Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
      • ALEXANDER WILSON (American. Born 1766)
        Jan. 16, 2017

        ALEXANDER WILSON (American. Born 1766)

        Est: $200 - $300

        “Carolina Parrot, Canada Flycatcher, Hooded Flycatcher, Green Black Capt” from American Ornithology or the Natural History of Birds in the United States. Engraved by G. Murray. Hand Colored Etching. Measuring 13 1/2” by 10”. Framed under Plexiglas. (Cond: heavy toning)

        Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
      • Alexander Wilson (Scotland/Pennsylvania)
        Dec. 02, 2016

        Alexander Wilson (Scotland/Pennsylvania)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Alexander Wilson (Scotland/Pennsylvania, 1766-1813), "Mottled Owl..."; "Canada Jay..."; "Carolina Parrot..."; "Louisiana Tanager..."; "Carolina Cuckoo...", plates 19, 20, 21, 26, 28, 5 engravings from American Ornithology or The National History of Birds of the United States, 1808-1814, sheets 13 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016).

        Neal Auction Company
      • Alexander Wilson, prints
        Oct. 15, 2016

        Alexander Wilson, prints

        Est: $50 - $100

        (lot of 3) Alexander Wilson (American, 1766-1813), "Crossbill," "Courser," and "White Owl," engravings with hand-coloring, overalls (framed/each): 11"h x 8"w. Provenance: Property from the collection of Trotter's Antiques, Pacific Grove CA

        Clars Auctions
      • Alexander Wilson Birds Pair
        Sep. 17, 2016

        Alexander Wilson Birds Pair

        Est: $400 - $600

        White Headed [Bald] Eagle & Rail --Woodcock. Alexander Wilson (1766-1813). From American Ornithology. American: 1808-14 (1st ed.) or 1829 (2d ed.). Pair, hand-colored engravings. 9 3/4 x 13 inches prints overall, 21 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches framed

        Arader Galleries
      • Two Alexander Wilson "American Ornithology" Prints
        Jan. 02, 2016

        Two Alexander Wilson "American Ornithology" Prints

        Est: $300 - $500

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish, 1766-1813), engraved by Alexander Lawson (British, d.1846). Two hand colored engravings from "American Ornithology", second edition - 1859, plates 56 and 58, published by Collins & Co. (New York) & Harrison Hall (Philadelphia). Depicted birds include Esquimaux Curlew, Red backed Snipe, Semipalmated S, Marbled Godwit, Red-breasted Snipe, Long-Legged Avoset, Solitary Sandpiper, Yellow-Shanks Snipe, and Tell-tale Snipe. Each framed approximately 21.25" x 23.75". Each plate size approximately 10.375" x 13.25".

        Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
      • Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813)
        Nov. 15, 2015

        Alexander Wilson (Scottish/American, 1766-1813)

        Est: $100 - $200

        DESCRIPTION: Alexander Wilson (American, 1766-1813). Colored engraving on paper. Depicts various species of woodpeckers. "Drawn from Nature by A.Wilson. Engraved by G. Murray." In gold painted frame with mustard-colored matting. Born in Paisley, Scotland, Wilson is regarded as the 'father of American ornithology. He first worked in Scotland as a weaver and peddler and came to the United States in 1794. He taught school in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for about 10 years and began working on American bird studies after meeting William Bartram in 1802. MEASUREMENTS: 9-3/4" x 12-7/8". Overall in frame 14-3/4" x 18-1/8". CONDITION: Minimal undulation to paper near top. Minor foxing and spoting to paper.

        Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
      • Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Hand Colored Engraving of Birds
        Nov. 14, 2015

        Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) Hand Colored Engraving of Birds

        Est: $150 - $250

        Engraved by F. G. Warnicke. 1. Great Heron. 2. Night H. 3. Young. 4. Great White H.

        Cottone Auctions
      • Collection American and European ornithology and other prints (15pcs)
        Jun. 26, 2015

        Collection American and European ornithology and other prints (15pcs)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Collection American and European ornithology and other prints including: AIGLE DE MER, Nicolas Francois Martinet (French, 1760-1800) ORCHARD ORIOLES, Alexander Wilson (Scottish, 1766-1813) THE MORE-HEN, THE FRENCH TEAL HEN, THE TREE CREEPER, and THE LESSER BUTCHER BIRD HEN, Eleazar Albin (English, 1690-1742) together with 9 other prints unframed H6 1/2" W4" to H14 1/4" W11" (15pcs) Provenance: Collection of Edward Morrison Brown

        Charlton Hall
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