Lot 326

Hayes (William)

‘Sea-Pie’ [Oystercatcher], platemark 460 x 320 mm., 1772; ‘Curafso Male’, 380 x 305 mm., 1777; ‘Troupiale’, 260 x 295 mm., 1777; etchings with bright colour in watercolour & gouache, titled in ink lower centre, signed and dated lower right, on laid paper with fleur-de-lis watermarks, some staining, creasing and tears (3)

*** William Hayes was a British illustrator who published ‘A Natural History of British Birds’ in 1775. Available prints were assembled in ‘a production line of unrivalled chaos’ and, as such, those received by subscribers varied.

Estimate: £300-£400