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yellow bellied parakeet after gould lithograph 1948

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Yellow Bellied Parakeet. After Gould. Lithograph. 1948

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Sold by: The Lithograph Archive

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Description

John Gould FRS (14 September 1804 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist. He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates produced by his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists, including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart. He has been considered the father of bird study in Australia and the Gould League in Australia is named after him. His identification of the birds now nicknamed "Darwin's finches" played a role in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Gould's work is referenced in Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species.
Here we offer a collection of wonderful plates from Gould's Birds Of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (1875-1888) which is one of the most elaborately illustrated ornithological works which has ever appeared.
A parakeet is any one of many small to medium-sized species of parrot, in multiple genera, that generally have long tail feathers. In American English, the word parakeet usually refers to the budgerigar. The budgerigar is a species of parakeet. The name parakeet is derived from the French word perroquet. It is however a pseudo-francism as perroquet means parrot in French, while the French for parakeet is perruche. The Australian budgerigar, or shell parakeet, is a popular pet and the most common parakeet
Parakeets comprise about 115 species of birds that are seed-eating parrots of small size, slender build, and long, tapering tails. The Australian budgerigar, also known as "budgie", Melopsittacus undulatus, is probably the most common parakeet. It was first described by zoologists in 1891. It is the most popular species of parakeet kept as a pet in North America and Europe. Many different species of parakeets are bred and sold commercially as pets, the budgerigar being the third most popular pet in the world, after cats and dogs. Budgerigars are great companions for any age and can be easily trained.
The chromolithograph was printed by hand in 1948. This plate features layers of printing and is near identical to those produced with Gould's oversight, with deep glossy tones, rich textures, details are absolutely astonishing.
The lithograph is mounted in a luxury handmade, hand-finished and wonderfully gilded wooden frame with a confidently proportioned decorated mount. A fine gold fillet has been added as a very sophisticated contrast for the plate. The frame is renaissance gold and with good light this piece just glows, with a wonderful, deep and warm gold tone (even our professional photographs can't adequately capture the beautiful frame colour). The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour transparency and high U.V. absorption to protect the works. The archival acid-free materials and professional techniques used to protect and frame this work will ensure that it continues to be enjoyed for many decades to come.
The framed lithograph measuresl 40cm tall by 35cm wide.
A timeless and effortlessly sophisticated collection of highly decorative and professionally framed fine, rare, old and vintage hand coloured lithographs, chromolithographs, lithographs and etchings.



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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1940.


Dimensions

Height = 40 cm (15.7")
Width = 35 cm (13.8")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")


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Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
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