Jean-Théodore Descourtilz

1796 – 13 January 1855

Brilliant Birds of Brazil or Oiseaux Brillans du Brésil

Descourtilz was a naturalist and artist with a love for the wilds of Brazil. The detail and vibrancy found in his work has secured his position as one of the world’s most renowned bird artists. 

Brilliant Birds of Brazil is illustrated with 60 folio hand-colored lithographs with most plates showing a single species. As so few copies were ever produced, it is thought that Descourtilz himself colored each plate in the collection.

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. 

If you cannot find a specific work on our website, please contact us directly and we will start the rigorous process of printing your individual facsimile.