London: Hull & London, 1907. First printing. Matted in Rag Board. Fine original Chromolithograph. Folio (9.5 x 12 inches). Large in format and tailored, orderly and refined, this plate was printed in colors in up to twelve stones to depict both the varying richness and subtle tones of the eggs of the birds of Great Britain and Ireland.
Classified as an Oology, or a study of eggs and here elegantly rendered by zoologist and ornithological illustrator, Frederick William Frohawk (English: 1861-1946), finely detailed paintings of eggs blossomed during the Victorian period to satisfy an ever increasing thirst for knowledge of the abundance of nature and for glorious depictions of the natural world. (Wood. 274). Fine. Item #6517