Diphyllodes Respublica


Title:
Diphyllodes Respublica
Date:
C1873
Artist:
Joseph Wolf (1820-1899)
Image Size:
570mm x 490mm (22.44" x 19.29")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Lithograph, with original hand colouring.
Price:

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$A 5,500
Stock Number:
AMOTBP BI OS 008 (NGPD) (LF028)
Description:

One of the most fabulous images of the Birds of Paradise.

Modern common name: Wilson's bird-of-paradise

Modern binomial name: Cicinnurus respublica

First described Bonaparte 1850

From ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud,  Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise. One of the most admired bird books ever produced.

The work was dedicated to Alfred Russel Wallace.

References Sitwell, Fine Bird Books p.74 Nissen IVB 296

Biography:

Josef Wolf (1820-1899)

Born and educated in Prussia, Wolf was apprenticed to a lithographer at the age of sixteen, but after three years he returned home to work on a series of small, detailed bird drawings. This album of drawings brought Wolf recognition from book editors and museums in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. After working as an illustrator on commission, Wolf enrolled at the Antwerp Academy in 1847 to study painting. In 1848, he moved to London where he soon established himself among the leading naturalists and wildlife artists. In 1856, Gould and Wolf traveled together through Norway to study and sketch birds including ptarmigans, golden eagles, and ospreys. Gould included Wolf's depictions of game and water birds and birds of prey in his, The Birds of Great Britain (1862-1873). Among Wolf's other great achievements were his illustrations for the London Zoological Society's The Zoological Sketches (1856-67) and D.G. Elliot's The Life and Habits of Wild Animals (1874). Wolf became the most famous ornithological artist during his time.

 

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