This is a John Gould "hand colored," litho of three hummingbirds that I rescued at an estate sale. One side of the picture hangar is loose and that along with a chip on the frame made it less popular. It is beautiful. The hummingbirds appear lighter than air. It's so whimsical. It measures 29 x 38 inches for the full framed piece, and 18 x 26 inches for the actual unframed piece.
Unknown origin. Forgotten or overlooked art.
Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be a photo-offset lithograph after a hand-colored lithograph titled "Urosticte Ruficrissa" by John Gould (English, 1804 – 1881) and William Hart (English, 1830 – 1908). The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable photo-offset lithographs after works by Gould. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care. Happy New Year.