Megaloprepia Magnifica. Purple-Breasted Fruit Pigeon.


Title:
Megaloprepia Magnifica. Purple-Breasted Fruit Pigeon.
Date:
C1911
Artist:
John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912)
Engraver:
Witherby & Co
Image Size:
335mm x 240mm (13.19" x 9.45")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Lithograph with original hand colouring.
Price:

Availability: In stock

$A 225
Stock Number:
MATH 025 BI AA (NHA) (C102F)
Description:

This image is of the Wompoo Fruit Dovefrom the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthews and rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets made. It was the last series produced using the laborious process of hand colouring each individual lithograph..

Common name: Wompoo fruit dove, wompoo pigeon
Binomial name: Ptilinopus magnificus
First described: Temminck 1821
Distribution: NSW & QLD. Coastal from Bellinger River to Cape York Peninsula. 

Biography:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912)

Keulemans was a Dutch bird artist and illustrator. He was born in Rotterdam and as a young man collected animal specimens for museums such as the Natural History Museum in Leiden, whose director, Hermann Schlegel, encouraged Keulemans and sent him on the 1864 expedition to West Africa. In 1869, he was persuaded by Richard Bowdler Sharpe to illustrate his Monograph of the Alcedinidae, or Family of Kingfishers (1868-1871) and to move to England, where he lived for the rest of his life. Keulemans was the most sought-after bird artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a prolific and talented work-oriented illustrator.  

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