UK: c. 1880. Charming chromolithographic illustration of eleven Australian birds perched on a branch, an echo of the Australian cricket team.
Bright (1847-1896) was a successful English natural history painter. Bright also painted a companion picture "An English Eleven" . They are one of the very few separately issued lithographs of Australian birds published in the 19th century.
When this print occasionally appears on the market, it is often damaged & faded. With the exception of a very faint mark in the right horizon, it is a superior copy, bright and unfaded with the card quite unmarked. 20 x 7 1/2" on heavy card, with printed title & details, card measuring 25 3/4 x 14". (Jackson, Dictionary of Bird Artists p. 173). Item #18856