Couch Fish  2.

  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(ish) order c-d


Couch's Sea Bream
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2..
 




Common Trout
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted
 


Cole's Char
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted ..
 



Chub

Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted ..
 



Green Wrass & Comber Wrass
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 



Cook
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted 
 




Corkwing
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  x 3
 



Chub
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 


Connemara Sucker
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £10 unmounted x 2
 


Crucian
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2..
 


Cod
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 



Comber
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted   x 2 ..
 


Coalfish
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 


Cornish Centrolophus
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 


Carter

Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £10 unmounted   x 4
 



Common Sea Bream
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2 ..
 
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Cuckoo ray
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £10 unmounted x 3
 


Conger & Morris
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted ..
 




Dotted Mackarel & Scribbled Mackarel
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 






Dublin Eel
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £10 unmounted x3
 


Doree / John Dorey
sold


Deal Fish
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 3
 


Dace
sold


Dentex
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  ..
 



Dobule
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted ..
 



Dusky Skulpin
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2
 


Drummonds Echidion
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted  x2..
 




Dab
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2 ..
 


Dusky Perch
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted x 2..
 


Dorse
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £15 unmounted 
 


Derbio
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £14 unmounted  x 2
 



Common Sturgeon
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm £15 unmounted perfect
 
£1o unmounted marked 
 


Double Spotted Sucker, Cornish Sucker
Hand finished/ watercoloured  wood block engraving drawn by Jonathan Couch from History of the Fishes of the British Islands published from 1862 to 1865. The image sizes vary but the page size is 16.5 x 25 cm  £10 unmounted x 2