C1888

Huia (Male and Female)

Artist:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

The Huia’s distinctive white-tipped black tail feathers were often worn by Maori chiefs as a sign of their status. Such feathers were revered as taonga (treasures) by them. Now extinct. Common name    Huia Binomial name    Heteralocha acutirostris First described   Gould … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Huia (Male and Female)

Date:

C1888

Artist:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 275mm
AUTHENTICITY
Huia (Male and Female) - Antique Print from 1888

Genuine antique
dated:

1888

Description:

The Huia’s distinctive white-tipped black tail feathers were often worn by Maori chiefs as a sign of their status. Such feathers were revered as taonga (treasures) by them.

Now extinct.

Common name    Huia

Binomial name    Heteralocha acutirostris

First described   Gould 1837

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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