C1826

Ara. Kakatoes Noir. Argus

Artist:

CharlesVauthier (1790 - 1879)

Early C19th engraving of the Australian Palm Cockatoo, the rarest of our cockatoos. Common name: Great Palm-CuckooBinomial name: Probosciger aterrimusFirst described: Gmelin 1788.Distribution: Cape York, QLD. From Bory de Saint-Vincent, Dictionnaire Classique D’Historie Naturelle.

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S/N: DCDHN-BI-AA-17104–234676
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Full Title:

Ara. Kakatoes Noir. Argus

Date:

C1826

Artist:

CharlesVauthier (1790 - 1879)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

105mm 
x 165mm

Paper Size: 

140mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ara. Kakatoes Noir. Argus - Antique Print from 1826

Genuine antique
dated:

1826

Description:

Early C19th engraving of the Australian Palm Cockatoo, the rarest of our cockatoos.

Common name: Great Palm-Cuckoo
Binomial name: Probosciger aterrimus
First described: Gmelin 1788.Distribution: Cape York, QLD.

From Bory de Saint-Vincent, Dictionnaire Classique D’Historie Naturelle.

Biography:

Charles Vauthier (1790-1879 was a French entomologist, botanist, author and natural history illustrator. His brother Jules-Antoine Vauthier was also a prominent artist of his day. Their father was Michel Vauthier, a miniaturist at Versailles and later a publisher and art dealer in Paris.  Vauthier was a collector of plants and insects in Brazil, arriving in Rio de Janeiro in December 1831 and returning to France, arriving at the port of Toulon on 21 May 1833.

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