Item Number: D514
Title: Sea Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey, Pride
Artist: A.F. Lydon
Size: Sheet 11"x15"
Comments: Original print from "British Fresh Water Fishes" by Rev. William Houghton, after drawings by A.F. Lydon. Remarkable printing process, in which separate wood-engraved blocks were produced for each color to be printed. The technique was called chromoxylography and only used in England in the Victorian era. Very subtle and rich detail, impossible to reproduce with modern printing methods.
Condition: Very fine color and paper quality, a few faint spots of foxing in the margins, unmatted and unframed.