C1834

Charmosyna Papuensis. Papuan Lory. Native of Papua.

C19th engraving of the Papuan Lorikeet. From the Naturalist Library. Common names: Papuan lorikeet, Stella’s lorikeet and Mount-Goliath lorikeet  Modern binomial name: Charmosyna papouFirst described: Scopoli 1786Distribution: New Guinea & Indonesia

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Full Title:

Charmosyna Papuensis. Papuan Lory. Native of Papua.

Date:

C1834

Condition:

Minor spotting, otherwise in good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

95mm 
x 155mm

Paper Size: 

106mm 
x 164mm
AUTHENTICITY
Charmosyna Papuensis. Papuan Lory. Native of Papua. - Antique Print from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

C19th engraving of the Papuan Lorikeet. From the Naturalist Library.


Common names: Papuan lorikeet, Stella’s lorikeet and Mount-Goliath lorikeet 

Modern binomial name: Charmosyna papou
First described: Scopoli 1786
Distribution: New Guinea & Indonesia

Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)

Lear was was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet. By the age of 16 was already drawing "for bread and cheese" and soon developed into a serious "ornithological draughtsman" employed by the Zoological Society and then from 1832 to 1836 by the Earl of Derby, who kept a private menagerie at his estate, Knowsley Hall. He was the first major bird artist to draw birds from real live birds, instead of skins. Lear's first publication, published when he was 19 years old, was Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots in 1830. One of the greatest ornithological artists of his era, he taught Elizabeth Gould whilst also contributing to John Gould's works and was compared favourably to the naturalist John James Audubon. His eyesight deteriorated too much, to work with such precision on the fine drawings and etchings.

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