C1811

Nonpareil Parrakeet

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

The name Rosella was acorruption of ‘Rosehiller’, the name the early colonists gave the species, that had been found at Rose Hill. Shaw &  Nodder common name The Nonpareil Parrot. Modern common name Eastern Rosella, White-cheeked Rosella Shaw & Nodder binomial name … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nonpareil Parrakeet

Date:

C1811

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

106mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nonpareil Parrakeet - Antique Print from 1811

Genuine antique
dated:

1811

Description:

The name Rosella was acorruption of ‘Rosehiller’, the name the early colonists gave the species, that had been found at Rose Hill.

Shaw &  Nodder common name The Nonpareil Parrot.

Modern common name Eastern Rosella, White-cheeked Rosella

Shaw & Nodder binomial name or protonym Psittacus eximius

Modern binomial name Platycercus eximius

First described Shaw 1792 Distribution Australia wide (mainland).

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 1982 Page: p.304-5, ill. 304 & 305

From Shaw’s General Zoology or systematic Natural History

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747-1819)

Water-colour painter with no formal training but in 1769 he was engaged by Thomas Pennant who in discovering his aptitude as a draughtsman employed him to illustrate his tours. He then provided a number of illustrations for Pennant’s, Genera of Birds.

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