C1884

Rose-Hill or Rosella Parrakeet

Artist:

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836 - 1917)

The name Rosella was a corruption 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 & … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Rose-Hill or Rosella Parrakeet

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836 - 1917)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

115mm 
x 190mm
AUTHENTICITY
Rose-Hill or Rosella Parrakeet - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

The name Rosella was a corruption 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 : Greene, Parrots in
Captivity.
.

Biography:

Alexander Francis Lydon (1836–1917)

English watercolour artist, illustrator and engraver of natural history and landscapes. He collaborated and worked for Benjamin Fawcett the printer, to whom he had been apprenticed from the age of fourteen.

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