[Bird Studies].  After  John Latham, Brit.
[Bird Studies]
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[Bird Studies]

1829. Pair of watercolours with ink and gouache, captioned and dated “Oct 21st, 1829” or “Nov’r 14th, 1829” in ink throughout, 32 x 23.3cm, 27.5 x 18.6cm. Minor foxing and stains. Framed.

Captions read “Peruvian Flycatcher, inhabits Paraguay; Crimson Bellied Flycatcher, inhabits N.S. Wales; Duree Finch, inhabits Bengal” and “Banksain [sic] Cockatoo, inhabits New Holland; Horned Parrot, inhabits New Caledonia & called there Kere or Keghe, only two have reached England, one by Sir J. [Joseph] Banks the other by Gen. Davies.” Provenance: Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne.

These watercolours were painted by a Mary Crocker (active 1825-1835), who based the bird images on illustrations in books by prominent English ornithologist John Latham, the “grandfather of Australian ornithology.” His published works include A General Synopsis of Birds, 1781-1785 and A General History of Birds, 1821-1828. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL187-11

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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