Greater Bird of Paradise
A fine reprint of the Greater Bird of Paradise by Eduard Travies, one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, published in his finest work ‘Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables. ’The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae.
size image: 51 cm x 38 cm
Eduard Travies was born March 1809 in France. Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour and lithography (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866). Travies was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art.
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H 51 cm x W 38 cm
Reproduction of a very fine mid-19th century Dutch chromolithograph of the volcanoes, hills and countryside around Buitenzorg (Bogor) by Johan Grieve Jr. The print was published in a work entitled ‘Java. Naar Schilderijen en Teekeningen van A. Salm’ (Java. After Paintings and Drawings of A. Salm), in Amsterdam in 1872. Abraham Salm was a Dutch Surabaja based merchant and tobacco planter, who spent twenty-one years of his life in Indonesia.
size image: 24 cm x 32 cm