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Red capped Parrakeet Lithograph Edward Lear 1832

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Lear - Red-capped Parrakeet


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Antique print relating to Australia


'Platycercus Pileatus - Red-Capped Parrakeet - Female. In the Possession of the Right Hon. Lord Stanley' The Red-capped Parrot, also called the Pileated Parakeet, is an Australian species of broad-tailed parrot related to the Rosellas. From Edward Lear's "Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots", published in 1832. Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator, author, and poet. He started painting parrots in 1830 when he was 18 years old, and by 1832 he published 42 paintings of parrots as lithographic plates bound together as a book. A total of 175 books were made of which about 100 survive today. He painted live parrots at the London Zoo and some in private collections. The quality of his paintings of parrots established his reputation as one of the best natural history artists of his time. Toning from previous mount.

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artist Edward Lear (1812-1888)
method Lithograph with original hand-colouring
date 1832
size 565mm by 380mm (sheet)
SKU AU5761