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    Scott Gentling, John Graves, and Stuart Gentling
    Of Birds and Texas (Portfolio), 1986
    Offset lithographs in colors
    28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm) (sheet, each)
    Ed. 276/500
    Signed and numbered in ink on colophon
    Published by Gentling Editions, Fort Worth TX

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Private collection, New Orleans, acquired from the above.

    Scott and Stuart Gentling's Of Birds and Texas is the culmination of their travels across the state and was published just in time for the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Republic of Texas. A limited edition of their forty exquisitely detailed bird portraits and ten Texas landscapes, with commentary and an essay by Texas author John Graves, received immediate praise and comparisons to John James Audubon's Birds of America. Indeed, the brothers were inspired early in their lives by the paintings of Audubon and spent more than eight years creating the life-size illustrations for their book. The birds are set against landscape backgrounds portraying the geographical regions of Texas. Texas historian A. C. Greene has praised Of Birds and Texas as "the most stunning and prodigious book in Texas history."


    Condition Report*: Comes in original portfolio box that has a couple of bumps to edges; light foxing in lining and first approx. 10 pages of text; two pages with surface soiling due to handling at center bottom edge; there appears to be no foxing in pages with lithographs.
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