FALCONRY - Johann Baptist SONDERLAND (1805-1878)
Le Vol du Heron 1 ... [With:] Le Vol du Heron 2
Leide & Dusseldorf: Arnz & Comp. [1844-1853]. Pair of lithographed plates after Sonderland, lithographed by J. Dillmann. Sheet size: 19 1/4 x 26 inches.
Pair of large lithographed falconry hunting scenes, from Schlegel's Traité de Fauconnerie, "the finest work on falconry which has ever been produced" (Harting).
Schlegel's beautifully illustrated depicts scenes of falconry and the equipment used. This pair of scenes by Sonderland, a painter, etcher, and lithographer from Düsseldorf, shows a group of people heron hawking.
Cottrell 24; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 138; Harting 194; Christine Jackson Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World;, p.496; Landwehr 174; Nissen IVB 832; Schwerdt II:150; Thiébaud 833; Zimmer 554.