François Levaillant

Histoire Naturelle des Toucans

Complete set

Histoire naturelle des Toucans

From 1801-1806, François Levaillant and Jacques Barraband collaborated on the book “Histoire naturelle des oisseaux de paradis et des rolliers: suivie de celle des toucans et des barbus”. The book contains 18 plates of toucans, available as a complete set.

Jacques Barraband’s rendering skills are unparalleled. His prints of birds remain among the most lifelike in natural history art. His luminously colored engravings, combined with Levaillant’s exact ornithological depictions represent a high point in the history of ornithological art.

Heritage Prints is a Fine Art Studio that focuses on historic giclée prints. Complete set Histoire naturelle des Toucans - Francois Levaillant
Heritage Prints is a Fine Art Studio that focuses on historic giclée prints. Complete set Histoire naturelle des Toucans - Francois Levaillant

Own your own collection

Now Heritage Prints offers you the chance to own a complete set of Levaillant’s Histoire naturelle des Toucans, with high-quality giclée prints that are identical to the originals in size, color, and tone.

A complete set includes: 

  • 1 title page
  • 1 content page
  • 18 prints after the hand-colored originals
  • 1 handcrafted art folder embossed with gold lettering  
  • A certificate of authenticity

Publication: Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, suivie de celle des Toucans et des Barbus.

Chapter: Histoire naturelle des Toucans

Author: François Levaillant

Artist: Jacques Barraband

Published: Paris, 1806

A complete set includes: 
1 title page
1 content page
18 prints
1 handcrafted art folder
Certificate of authenticity

Casing: The complete set will be cased in five elegant handcrafted Solander Boxes covered in special linen embossed with golden lettering.

You may choose your own color of the boxes and your own lettering.

Size of the prints: 13.4 x 21 inches (34 x 53 cm).

Durability: to ensure the durability, the giclée’s are printed on acid-free white etching paper (270 g/m2) with archival ink.

Quality: these prints were  photographed using the latest technology, with a color-checker color matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. Printed in the highest possible resolution, these prints are indistinguishable from the originals when glazed and framed.

Limited Edition: The edition will be limited to 50 sets, numbered 1/50H to 50/50H, signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

Limited Edition

We know how special it is to own a piece from your favorite artist; a piece that will be a real talking point in your home.

That is why each edition is limited to just 50 prints. These are numbered from 1/50 to 50/50H and are signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

So when you choose prints from Heritage Prints, you know your artwork has been printed with great care and in limited numbers, making it a print only a select few will own.

Certification

When you invest in our prints or collections, you will receive a certificate of authenticity.

This provides a lasting record of your artwork and gives you valuable certification if you ever wish to sell or bestow your collection in the future.

Art Folder

When investing in a complete set, our handmade art folder is the perfect place to store your collection.

The art folder is sturdy so it will protect your prints, yet elegantly embossed with gold lettering.

This stylish, high-quality art folder is designed especially for keeping your prints safe and in perfect condition – yet you can still easily look at them whenever you wish.

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