Couch Fish 6.

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

Fish now getting in alphabetical order m-o



Green Pollack
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
 



Spanish Mackarel
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 2
 


Bankes's Oarfish
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 mark to page edge x 2
 





Dotted Mackarel & Scribbled Mackarel
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
 




Grey Mullet
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  perfect one x 2
 
£10 unmounted mark near title
 



Lesser Grey Mullet
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  perfect one x 2
 



Long Finned  Grey Mullet
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  perfect one x 2
 




Red Mullet
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
 




Bearded Ophidium
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 2
 




Monkfish
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 2

 



Mackarel/Mackerel
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


Muller'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 x3

 



Megrim
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 

 




Millers Thumb
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

 



Mendole
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

 




Old Wife
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 unmountedsome marking to page edge x 3..

 



Opah
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 2

 



Ophidium Eel & Muraena
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 ..

 



Ox Ray
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

 



Ocean Pipefish & variety
HHand 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

 



Montagu's Sucker
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

 



Mackarel Midge, Thompson's Midge
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

 



Minnow , Loach, Spined Loach
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