C1869

Dezwarte zwaan (Black Swan)

Artist:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Rare lithograph of the Black Swan lithographed by the world reknown ornithological artist Keulemans and unusually hand coloured by him. The Black Swan was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dezwarte zwaan (Black Swan)

Date:

C1869

Artist:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Condition:

A few faint spots otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dezwarte zwaan (Black Swan) - Antique Print from 1869

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

Rare lithograph of the Black Swan lithographed by the world reknown ornithological artist Keulemans and unusually hand coloured by him.

The Black Swan was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the Banda on Bernier Island, N.W. Australia.

The first capture 7 January 1697 by Willem de Vlamingh, Jurien Bay, Western Australia.

Modern common name Black Swan

Modern binomial name Cygnus atratus

First described Latham 1790

Distribution  Australia wide

Reference

Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 140, ill. 140

Sitwell 111, Nissen IVB 491; Zimmer 347; Wood 416

Biography:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912)

Keulemans was a Dutch bird artist and illustrator.

He 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 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.

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