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Barraband J. 1801-1806

Jacques Barraband (1767-1809), a superlative bird artist, had worked in a variety of environments: in the Gobelin tapestry works, and at the Sèvres porcelain factory. His most important work was a set of approximateley 300 drawings for the scientist François Levaillant's three ornithological monographs, including the Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis.

"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).

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Item Number:  25206
Category:  Prints > Natural History > Birds

Colour printed stipple engraving, finished by hand.

Sheet size: 52x34 cm. Plate 41.

From: F. Levaillant, Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis ... Paris, 1801-1806.

Condition: Excellent.

Jacques Barraband (1767-1809), a superlative bird artist, had worked in a variety of environments: in the Gobelin tapestry works, and at the Sèvres porcelain factory. His most important work was a set of approximateley 300 drawings for the scientist François Levaillant's three ornithological monographs, including the Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis.

"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).