C1834

Plyctolophus sulphureus. Lesser sulphur crested Cockatoo. Native of the Moluccas. [Yellow-crested cockatoo]

C19th engraving of a yellow-crested cockatoo by Edward Lear. From the Naturalist Library. Common names Yellow-crested cockatooModern binomial name Cacatua sulphureaFirst described VGmelin 1788Distribution  East Timor and Indonesia’s islands of Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas

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Full Title:

Plyctolophus sulphureus. Lesser sulphur crested Cockatoo. Native of the Moluccas. [Yellow-crested cockatoo]

Date:

C1834

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

90mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plyctolophus sulphureus. Lesser sulphur crested Cockatoo. Native of the Moluccas. [Yellow-crested cockatoo] - Antique Print from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

C19th engraving of a yellow-crested cockatoo by Edward Lear. From the Naturalist Library.

Common names Yellow-crested cockatoo
Modern binomial name Cacatua sulphurea
First described VGmelin 1788
Distribution  East Timor and Indonesia’s islands of Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas

Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)

Lear was was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet. By the age of 16 was already drawing "for bread and cheese" and soon developed into a serious "ornithological draughtsman" employed by the Zoological Society and then from 1832 to 1836 by the Earl of Derby, who kept a private menagerie at his estate, Knowsley Hall. He was the first major bird artist to draw birds from real live birds, instead of skins. Lear's first publication, published when he was 19 years old, was Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots in 1830. One of the greatest ornithological artists of his era, he taught Elizabeth Gould whilst also contributing to John Gould's works and was compared favourably to the naturalist John James Audubon. His eyesight deteriorated too much, to work with such precision on the fine drawings and etchings.

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