C1893

Swainson's Loriquet.

C.19th engraving of the Rainbow Lorikeet. The first capture of a rainbow lorikeet was on May 1770  when Tupaia, a Tahitian who accompanied James Cook as an interpreter, caught and took one onboard Cook’s Endeavour. It survived, outliving its owner … Read Full Description

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S/N: TRNH-4098-BI-AA–220383
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Full Title:

Swainson’s Loriquet.

Date:

C1893

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

125mm 
x 95mm
AUTHENTICITY
Swainson's Loriquet. - Antique Print from 1893

Genuine antique
dated:

1893

Description:

C.19th engraving of the Rainbow Lorikeet.

The first capture of a rainbow lorikeet was on May 1770  when Tupaia, a Tahitian who accompanied James Cook as an interpreter, caught and took one onboard Cook’s Endeavour. It survived, outliving its owner who died on 26th December, 1770.

First description: 3rd November 1774 This bird was brought over by Joseph Banks. Botany Bay Peter Brown.

Sighting by First Fleeters: April 1788 “We likewise saw several Blue-Bellied Parrot. This is a very beautiful bird and is very common species in various parts of New Holland and in great plenty both at Botany Bay and Port Jackson.” Port Jackson John White.

Common names: Rainbow Lorikeet, Red-collared Lorikeet, Blue-bellied Lorikeet, Blue Mountain Lorikeet.
Modern binomial name: Trichoglossus haematodus
First described: Linnaeus 1771
Distribution: Australia wide

Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mutzel (1839 - 1893)

Mutzel was a German artist, famous for his mammal and bird paintings, including the illustrations for the second edition of Alfred Edmund Brehm's Thierleben and Richard Lydekker's The Royal Natural History. He was the son of the painter Heinrich Mutzel and his wife Luise Pauline Friedrichs. He attended the French high school in his hometown. Subsequently Mutzel began to study at the Academy of Art at age 18 and was, amongst others, a pupil of the painter Eduard Daege. On 1 November 1865 Mützel married Anna Schönherr in Berlin and raised three children; Hans, Walter and Gertrud. Mützel and his wife settled in Königsberg in the Neumark, where he was active as photographer. To keep up with the latest technical developments in photography Mützel and his family moved to Berlin in 1870. After the Franco-German War Mützel started illustrating some of the more important encyclopedias of the time. He created a large number of illustrations for the German Ornithological Society, having been a member since 1874. Mutzel's diverse interests led also to his membership of the German Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory and the Association of Berlin artists. The Nielsen's che Choral Society awarded him with an honorary membership. Gustav Mutzel died on 29 October 1893.

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