Barraband J. 1801-1805.
Le Geai varié., 1801-1806.
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.
"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).