C1790

Wattled Bee Eater.

The first printed image of the male Red Wattlebird, named for it’s red lobes of skin on it’s cheeks, London 1789. Common name: Red Wattlebird, barkingbird or gillbird. Binomial name: Anthochaera carunculata First described: Shaw 1790 Distribution Australia: wide except … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wattled Bee Eater.

Date:

C1790

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 230mm

Paper Size: 

225mm 
x 288mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wattled Bee Eater. - Antique Print from 1790

Genuine antique
dated:

1790

Description:

The first printed image of the male Red Wattlebird, named for it’s red lobes of skin on it’s cheeks, London 1789.

Common name: Red Wattlebird, barkingbird or gillbird.
Binomial name: Anthochaera carunculata
First described: Shaw 1790
Distribution Australia: wide except for NT & TAS

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 490 ill. 491

From Governor Arthur Phillips, Voyage to Botany Bay.

Peter Mazell (1759 - 1797)

Mazell was an Irish painter and engraver, working in London between c. 1761 and 1797. He is known for his fine engravings of natural history subjects, especially those illustrating books by John Walcott and the Welsh naturalist Thomas Pennant. He created almost 600 engravings in his career. He also exhibited paintings of landscapes and of flowers. He exhibited at the Society of Artists and at the Royal Academy.

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