C1834

Psittacus Erythacus. Ash Coloured or Grey Parrot. Native of W.Africa.

C19th engraving of the Grey Parrot. From the Naturalist Library. Common name: Grey Parrot   Modern binomial name: Psittacus erithacus   First described: Linnaeus 1758   Distribution: Africa  

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Full Title:

Psittacus Erythacus. Ash Coloured or Grey Parrot. Native of W.Africa.

Date:

C1834

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

100mm 
x 155mm
AUTHENTICITY
Psittacus Erythacus. Ash Coloured or Grey Parrot. Native of W.Africa. - Antique Print from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

C19th engraving of the Grey Parrot.

From the Naturalist Library.
Common name: Grey Parrot

 

Modern binomial name: Psittacus erithacus

 

First described: Linnaeus 1758

 

Distribution: Africa

 

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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