Couch Fish 9.

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  v-z


Rainbow Wrass
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
 



Green Wrass & Comber Wrass
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
 




Ballon wrass
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




Baillon's wrass
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
 



Three Spoted Wrass
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
 



Scale Rayed Wrass
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 Weever
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 unmounted x 4
 




Vendace
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
 





Snake  Pipefish , Worm pipefish, Straight Nosed Pipefish, Hippocampus ( Sea Horse)
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
 




Viper Weever
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 unmountedd x 5
 


Umbrina
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
 



Wolf 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 unmounted some light spotting x 5 perfect
 



Yellow Skulpin
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
 


Variegated Sole
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 ..
 


Whiting
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
 



Yellow Goby,Little Goby, Two Spotted Goby
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