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Barraband J. 1801-1805.

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La Pie de paradis, vue par derrière., 1801-1806.

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Item Number:  25207
Category:  Prints > Natural History > Birds

Colour printed stipple engraving, finished by hand.

Plate size: 75.5x49.5 - Sheet size: 83.5x52 cm. Plate 21..

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

Condition: Some foxing, three horizontal folds.
Condition Rating: **A**
**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).