C1891

Nasen-und Rabenkakdu. [Red Tailed Black Cookatos] [Corellas]

Scarce German lithograph of Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos and Corellas. Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo: The first printed image of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo. The first sighting of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo was made on 4th July 1770 by Sydney Parkinson at Endeavour … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nasen-und Rabenkakdu. [Red Tailed Black Cookatos] [Corellas]

Date:

C1891

Condition:

Faint spotting to margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

132mm 
x 202mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nasen-und Rabenkakdu. [Red Tailed Black Cookatos] [Corellas] - Antique Print from 1891

Genuine antique
dated:

1891

Description:

Scarce German lithograph of Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos and Corellas.

Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo: The first printed image of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo. The first sighting of the Red-tailed black Cockatoo was made on 4th July 1770 by Sydney Parkinson at Endeavour River while the ship the Endeavour was being careened for repairs, near present day Cooktown. A specimen was taken back to England by Joseph Banks and from this, the first scientific description was made by John Latham in 1790.

Common name: Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Banksian Cockatoo, Red-Tailed Cockatoo
Modern binomial name: Calyptorhynchus banksii
First described: Latham 1790
Distribution: Australian mainland.

Long-billed corella:

Common name: Long-billed corella
Modern binomial name: Cacatua tenuirostris
First described: Kulhl 1820
Distribution: WA, SA, NSW, QLD & NT

Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mutzel (1839 - 1893)

Mutzel was a German artist, famous for his mammal and bird paintings, including the illustrations for the second edition of Alfred Edmund Brehm's Thierleben and Richard Lydekker's The Royal Natural History. He was the son of the painter Heinrich Mutzel and his wife Luise Pauline Friedrichs. He attended the French high school in his hometown. Subsequently Mutzel began to study at the Academy of Art at age 18 and was, amongst others, a pupil of the painter Eduard Daege. On 1 November 1865 Mützel married Anna Schönherr in Berlin and raised three children; Hans, Walter and Gertrud. Mützel and his wife settled in Königsberg in the Neumark, where he was active as photographer. To keep up with the latest technical developments in photography Mützel and his family moved to Berlin in 1870. After the Franco-German War Mützel started illustrating some of the more important encyclopedias of the time. He created a large number of illustrations for the German Ornithological Society, having been a member since 1874. Mutzel's diverse interests led also to his membership of the German Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory and the Association of Berlin artists. The Nielsen's che Choral Society awarded him with an honorary membership. Gustav Mutzel died on 29 October 1893.

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