François Levaillant

1753 – 1824

François Levaillant's illustrations

From 1801-1806 François Levaillant and Jacques Barraband collaborated on important natural history works: ‘Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets’ , and on the book ‘Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers: suivie de celle des toucans et des barbus’.

François Levaillant (1753-1824) was a pioneering naturalist, an intrepid traveller and famous author. He was a celebrity in his own lifetime. His sumptuous bird books, highly sought after collectors’ items, were published in a golden age of French natural history book production.

Print artist Jacques Barraband (1767-1809) is considered the foremost ornithological artist in nineteenth-century France. He was admired for his ability to bring his subjects to life through conveying the texture of the feathers and the vivid coloration of the birds. 

Heritage Prints has a master copy of many images

Heritage Prints has a master copy of many images. But we do not have every certified facsimile giclee print in stock. 

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