HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE LITHOGRAPH OF AUSTRALIAN BLUE PARRAKKETS by Axel Amuchastegui's rare 1952 “Love Life of the Birds” on fine white rag paper, PROFESSIONALLY X2 MATTED & FRAMED 17.5"X15" Decorator Designer Art collector
We recently closed our gallery of rare antique books and prints, original signed art and unique hand painted frames, some of the prints and art framed, some not, and all our artwork and antique prints will be listed here daily as we go.
Double-matted (one of the acid free mats is hand painted with lots of detail) in gold frame and seen on most of the photos except for the last 2 which show other framed prints for sale by the same artist and also listed here.
You are buying 1 professionally double-matted and framed original authentic rare bird print
From Axel Amuchastegui's 1952 “Love Life of the Birds” book
This print, from the renowned artist, is 50 years old
Scarce, highly collectible
These prints are brilliant color lithographs in excellent condition on fine white rag paper with strong plate marks.
The print measures approximately 8 3/4 inches by 12 1/4 inches.
Framed, the finished art here is 17.5"X15"
Amuchastegui is certainly one of the great ornithology illustrators of the 20th century.
Axel Amuchastegui (1921-2002) was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1921.
A skillful self-taught artist, he specialized in illustrations of birds and animals of South America where he grew up, raised by his grandmother and parents to have a love of all the creatures of the wild.
Most of the animals he portrayed were from his observations in the natural habitat. In 1952, he was commissioned to illustrate birds from a book which romanticized the notion that birds, much like humans, are capable of falling in love. He came up with twenty four lovely avian prints much to the style of the traditional illustrators such as John Gould or John James Audubon. This is one of his lovely prints, a thick-stock offset original lithograph that came from his most celebrated book: “Love life of the Birds”. These prints are hard to locate and are prized collector items.
He gradually developed a unique technique for his paintings using Chinese inks and watercolors. Argentina has designed several postage stamps from his paintings.
Again, we closed our art store of antique prints and custom frames as well as our store of rare artifacts from around the world and we will now sell them direct to the public here. We have 1000's of antique prints and it will take a while to do so, so if you are interested in prints from the names above or others since I did not have time to list them all, please contact us.