19 June 2000
Jacques BARRABAND (1767/8-1809)
Le grand oiseau de paradis émeraude, mâle - Greater Bird of Paradise, male - Paradisaea apoda. Native to New Guinea.
signed "Baraband", black chalk, pen and watercolour, watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white (partly oxidized) and gum arabic, on light cream paper, fragmentary watermark "1794 [J.Whatman]".
517 x 385 mm.
ENGRAVED - Levaillant. Paradis, plate 1.
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