Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrots

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Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrots
Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots (1832) -book title page -by Edward Lear.jpg
Author Edward Lear
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Ornithology
Publisher Edward Lear
Publication date
1832
Pages 42 colour illustrations of parrots

Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrots contains 42 lithographs with original hand painted colour by Edward Lear.[1]

Lear started painting parrots in 1830 when he was 18 years old, and by 1832 he had 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or Parrots". Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots, London: 1832.". Academy of Natural Sciences. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 

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