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Collins, Charles, 1680-1744

Twelve prints, representing a curious collection of English birds [graphic] / by Collins.

[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, map & printseller, no. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, [between 1771 and 1785]
Physical Description:
12 prints : engravings ; plate marks 18 x 28 cm, on sheets 23 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title from top margin of print 1.
Bridson, G. Plant, animal & anatomical illustration, page 148
Bowles, C. Carington Bowles's new and enlarged catalogue of useful and accurate maps, charts, and plans. London, 1784, page 146
"Book 21" of 31 sets of prints published by Carington Bowles, 1771-1785. A contemporary advertisement for the series notes: "Various sets, or books, of beautiful and entertaining prints, on half sheets of fine demy paper; containing 12 prints in each. Price 3s. plain, or 8s. each book, finely coloured. Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print warehouse, no. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, London."
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound, in contemporary (?) brown paper wrappers. Uncolored. Housed with the 30 other sets of prints in this series. With the printed advertisement (1 sheet) listing the 31 sets.
Subject Terms:
Birds -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Birds in art -- Early works to 1800.
Botanical illustration -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1771-1785.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.

  • 1. The cock sky lark. The hen beam bird. The hen white wagtail. The hen black cap. The cock nightingale. The hen nightingale. The cock house martin. The hen house martin. The cock marsh titmouse. The hen titlark. The hen grasshopper lark
  • 2. The cock white wagtail. The hen kingfisher. The cock chaffinch. The hen chaffinch. The cock long tail'd titmouse. The hen long tail's titmouse. The hen woodlark. The hen stone chatter. The hen golden crown'd wren
  • 3. The cock hedge sparrow. The hen hedge sparrow. The cock nun titmouse. The hen nun titmouse. The hen marsh titmouse. The hen green woodpecker. The hen ox-eye creeper. The cock bunting. The hen sterling. The cock stone chatter
  • 4. The cock cross bill. The hen cross bill. The cock yellowhammer. The hen yellowhammer. The cock reed sparrow. The hen reed sparrow. The cock goldfinch. The cock colemouse. The cock. Butcher bird
  • 5. The cock green woodpecker. The hen bunting. The hen bulfinch. The cock ox-eye titmouse. The cock piper. The hen piper. The cock wren. The hen wren. The hen colemouse
  • 6. The hen sky lark. The cock red pole. The cock green finch. The hen green finch. The cock robin red breast. The hen robin red breast. The cock large spotted woodpecker. The cock nuthatch. The cock golden crown'd wren
  • 7. The cock blackbird. The hen blackbird. The cock grey linnet. The hen grey linnet. The cock wood lark. The cock white throat. The hen white throat. The hen ox-eye titmouse. The hen nuthach. The hen large spotted woodpecker
  • 8. The cock wheat ear. The hen wheat ear. The cock redstart. The cock titlark. The cock wryneck. The hen wryneck. The cock willow wren. The hen willow wren. The hen mavis. The cock black cup
  • 9. The cock tringa. The hen tringa. The cock yellow wagtail. The cock kingfisher. The cock twite. The hen twite. The cock swallow. The hen swallow. The hen redstart
  • 10. The cock redwing. The hen redwing. The cock win-chat. The hen win-chat. The cock arbordivine. The hen arbordivine. The cock small spotted woodpecker. The hen small spotted woodpecker. The cock mavis
  • 11. The cock grey wagtail. The hen grey wagtail. The cock bramblefinch. The cock bulfinch. The cock beam bird. The cock sterling. The cock swift. The hen swift. The cock grasshopper lark
  • 12. The cock house sparrow. The hen house sparrow. The hen yellow wagtail. The hen redpole. The cock bank martin. The hen bank marting. The cock ox-eye creeper. The hen goldfinch. The cock small reed sparrow. The hen small reed sparrow. The hen bramblefinch.

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