Barraband J. 1801-1805. 1801-1806
Le grand Rolle Violet.
Colour printed stipple engraving, finished by hand.
Plate mark: 53x36cm, sheet size: 59x41 cm. Plate 34.
From: F. Levaillant ,Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis ... Paris, 1801-1806.
"Barraband's drawings for the 'Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis' place him at the forefront of French ornithological artists at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He combines artistic ability of a high order with good taste and a rare aesthetic sense." (Dance, The Art of Natural History).