C1884

Australian Bee Eater Merops Ornatus

Superb and very rare lithograph of the Rainbow Bee Eater by John Gerard Keulemans. Common name: Rainbow Bee Eater First described: Latham 1801 Distribution: Australia (mainland) From Dresser, A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. References: Fine Bird … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Australian Bee Eater Merops Ornatus

Date:

C1884

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

285mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australian Bee Eater Merops Ornatus - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Superb and very rare lithograph of the Rainbow Bee Eater by John Gerard Keulemans.

Common name: Rainbow Bee Eater
First described: Latham 1801
Distribution: Australia (mainland)

From Dresser, A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters.

References: Fine Bird Books, p.72, Nissen IVB 269, Wood, p.324, Zimmer, p.178

 

 

 

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Keulemans was born in Rotterdam and as a young man he collected animal specimens for museums such as the Natural History Museum in Leiden, whose director, Hermann Schlegel, encouraged him by sending 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.

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