C1884

Blue Mountain Lory.

Artist:

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836 - 1917)

Scarce engraving of the Rainbow Lorikeet. First Capture May 1770 Tupaia caught a rainbow lorikeet and took it abroad Cook’s Endeavour as a pet. It survived, outliving its owner who died on 26th December, 1770. Botany Bay. First description 3rd … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Blue Mountain Lory.

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836 - 1917)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

123mm 
x 187mm
AUTHENTICITY
Blue Mountain Lory. - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Scarce engraving of the Rainbow Lorikeet.

First Capture May 1770 Tupaia caught a rainbow lorikeet and took it abroad Cook’s Endeavour as a pet. It survived, outliving its owner who died on 26th December, 1770. Botany Bay.

First description 3rd November 1774 This bird was brought over by Joseph Banks. Botany Bay Peter Brown. Sighting by First Fleeters April 1788 We likewise saw several Blue-Bellied Parrot. This is a very beautiful bird and is very common species in various parts of New Holland and in great plenty both at Botany Bay and Port Jackson. Port Jackson John White.

Common names: Rainbow Lorikeet, Red-collared Lorikeet, Blue-bellied Lorikeet, Blue Mountain Lorikeet.
Binomial name: Trichoglossus haematodus
First described: Linnaeus 1771
Distribution: Australia wide

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 286, ill.286

From : Greene, Parrots in Captivity.

Biography:

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836–1917)

English watercolour artist, illustrator and engraver of natural history and landscapes. He collaborated and worked for Benjamin Fawcett the printer, to whom he had been apprenticed from the age of fourteen.

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