Rauber, G. (fl. circa 1900) Watercolor Album of Birds.
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Rauber, G. (fl. circa 1900) Watercolor Album of Birds. [Germany, c. 1900].
Oblong folio, calligraphic title in blue, red, and gold ink, with painted ivy-twined wood frame incorporating birds in a jungle scene, manuscript index in German, also done in polychrome and gold ink, in a calligraphic hand, eighty-five pages of blue card, mounted on both sides with 178 original ornithological watercolors, some signed, most with integral German title in black ink, identifying the bird; bound in contemporary dark blue half cloth, calligraphic label on front board, 9 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.
In this unique album, the birds are depicted against carefully painted backgrounds, sometimes singly, sometimes with several birds.
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