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BARRABAND, [Jacques].

Perruche Ara, Guarouba mâle. No. 18.

No. 18.

Stock Code
90672
[Paris], Langlois, 1805
£1,500

From Levaillant's Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets, which is considered the most comprehensive and complete catalogue on the subject.

This magnificent work includes some of the most lively and colourful bird illustrations ever created. They capture not only the defining characteristics of the species, but also the charming personality of the individual bird.

This exquisite monograph was written by Francois Levaillant, an adventurer and natural historian, who was one of the first to record sightings of Australian parrots. Bararband's skill was greatly esteemed and his name lent cachet to the sumptious work authored by Levaillant. Barraband's brilliantly coloured engravings of exotic birds coupled with Levaillant's precise descriptions represent the height of realistic bird art.

Jacques Barraband achieved great artistic notoriety for his work at the Gobelin tapestry works, the Sevres porcelain factory, and the palace of St. Cloud before coming to work for the French naturalist Francois Levaillant in the early years of the

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Description

Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, with good strong colour, some spotting. Framed and glazed, overall size: 40.6cm by 55.7cm.

Bibliography

Fine Bird Books p.118; Nissen IVB 558; Zimmer p.392.

Stock ID:90672

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