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Method Lithograph
Artist John Gerrard Keulemans after William Willoughby Cole Verner
Published Hanhart [c.1880]
Dimensions Image 138 x 223 mm, Sheet 205 x 346 mm
Notes Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) is best known for his natural history illustrations, particularly those of birds. Born in Rotterdam, he worked in England from 1866. He regularly provided illustrations for The Ibis and The Proceedings of the Zoological Society. He illustrated many important bird books, including Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1873, 1888), William Vincent Legge's History of the Birds of Ceylon (1880) and Daniel Giraud Elliot's Monograph of the Bucerotidae (1887–1892). One of his last great achievements was his contribution of over one hundred plates for Frederick Du Cane Godman's Monograph of the Petrels (1907–1910).

William Willoughby Cole Verner joined the Rifle Brigade in 1873, he passed Staff College taking First Place and Honours. He served on the Nile Expedition, 1884-5, seeing action at Abu Klea and El Gubat, where he guided the fighting square in its march to the Nile. Verner was also involved in the subsequent fighting on Gordon's steamers near Metemmeh. He later became Professor of Military Topography at Sandhurst, and served in the Boer War on the Staff, being present at Belmont and Graspan. In later life he was involved in the discovery of the Palæolithic cave drawings at La Pileta in Andalucia and published a monograph on the subject with the Abbé Breuil.
Framing unmounted
Price £35.00
Stock ID 25993