Couch Fish 3.

Antique Fish prints by Jonathan Couch from: "History of the Fishes of the British Islands" published in four volumes between 1862 and 1865. This great work contained 256 water colours a nd drawings .He made hundreds of drawings of the fish he dissected, keeping a jet of water over each specimen so that he could paint their fresh brilliance before the colours faded.Original antique woodblock prints that are the result of the collaboration of three of the most talented men of the era: Couch drew the fish from nature; Alex F. Lydon prepared the woodblocks; and Benjamin Fawcett printed the plates ( as in Morris's Birds and Houses etc) . The colour woodblock prints were then finished with hand colouring by locals in Polperro ! Published in London,Page size: 16.5 x 25 cm ( 6.5 x 9.8 ") Image sizes vary


Jonathan Couch (1789-1870), was a country doctor from Polperro, a small fishing village in Cornwall. Couch, an authority on fishes, also did the sketches which were finished by Alexander Lydon, with the wood block engraving by Benjamin Fawcett. Many of the engraved plates were finished by hand.Many have minor flaws if an exact condition report is needed ask

Hopefully now getting in alphabetical order e-f


Greater Forkbeard


Blennoid Forkbeard
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3 ..
 


Lesser Forkbeard
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3 ..
 



Broad Nosed eel
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4..
 




Drummonds Echidion
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  x 4..
 


Greater Forkbeard
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..
 




Greater Flying Fish
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmountedx 1




Sharp Nosed Eel
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 




Elleck
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmountedx 3




Ekstrom's Topknot
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted


Erythrinus
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted.x 2



European halfbeak Blunt Headed Halfbeak, Skipper
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4


Father Lasher
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3




Filefish
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 4 ..


Flounder
Hand finished engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. Couch’s illustrations were ‘ drawn from their native element, with their native colours fresh upon them’  and engraved on boxwood by Alexander Francis Lydon, produced by Benjamin Fawcett, one of the country’s finest nineteenth century colour printers with hand finishing making all individual. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x3 ..