C1821

Petroica multicolor. Scarlet-breasted Robin.

Very fine engraving of the Norfolk Island Robin with superb original hand colouring. Common names: Norfolk Island Robin, Norfolk Island scarlet robin or Norfolk Island robin Binomial name: Petroica multicolor First described: Gmelin 1789 Distribution: Norfolk Island  

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Full Title:

Petroica multicolor. Scarlet-breasted Robin.

Date:

C1821

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

100mm 
x 190mm

Paper Size: 

134mm 
x 227mm
AUTHENTICITY
Petroica multicolor. Scarlet-breasted Robin. - Antique Print from 1821

Genuine antique
dated:

1821

Description:

Very fine engraving of the Norfolk Island Robin with superb original hand colouring.

Common names: Norfolk Island Robin, Norfolk Island scarlet robin or Norfolk Island robin
Binomial name: Petroica multicolor
First described: Gmelin 1789
Distribution: Norfolk Island

 

William John Swainson (1789 - 1855)

William John Swainson (1789 –1855) was an English ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist. William followed in his father's footsteps to become a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1815. In 1806 he accompanied the English explorer Henry Koster to Brazil. Swainson was a member of learned societies, including the Wernerian Society of Edinburgh and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society after his return from Brazil on 14 December 182 He emigrated to New Zealand in 1841. He was involved in property management and natural history-related publications from 1841 to 1855, and forestry-related investigations in Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria from 1851 to 1853. Swainson died at Fern Grove, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, on 6 December 1855.

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