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La Perruche Ara pavouane tapiré

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Levaillant Perroquets Perruche Ara pavouane tapiré


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La Perruche Ara pavouane tapiré
  • Taken from the original editions
  • Printed in the original size
  • Age resisting white etching paper
  • Archival ink resisting fading for 100 years
  • Highest possible resolution

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  • Buy 1 print and get a second one of equal or lower price with 30% discount

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Shipping costs unframed prints:

per order Rest of the World: USD $38

per order EU: USD $25

per order NL: USD $16



Title of the print: La Perruche Ara pavouane tapiré

Author: François Levaillant ( 1753-1824)
Francois Levaillant was a naturalist, the son of the French consul to Dutch Guyana. Intrepid traveller, pioneering naturalist and famous author – François Levaillant 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. Art in Limted Editions bv is fortunate to have access to the original hand-colored prints. The plates are reproduced to the highest standards at actual size of the originals, on acid-free paper. The prints are of exceptional beauty and quality, and are a rare opportunity to obtain reproductions of Levaillant plates at an affordable price. Whilst the prints, if framed, would enhance any setting, they would be particularly appropriate for corporate projects.

Prints Artist: Jacques Barraband (1767-1809)
Barraband is considered the foremost ornithological artist in nineteenth-century France , admired for his ability to bring his subjects to life through conveying the texture of the feathers and the vivid coloration of the birds. Barraband was well-known for his work as an artist long before he came to work for famed French naturalist Francois Levaillant. From 1801-1805, these men collaborated on the world¹s best-known natural history work about parrots, Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets.

 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 Levaillant¹s exact ornithological depictions represent a high point in the history of ornithological art. In his work, the birds seem to glow on the paper, giving off an inner vitality that comes from a brilliant use of color, a near-perfect rendering of feathers, and a breathtaking mastery of the printing process. Barraband collaborated with Louis Bouquet and Langlois to create the engravings. The plates were then inked à la poupée (several of the same plates were inked with different colors carefully applied one over the other, as in modern color printing) then pulled from the press. Tonalities and shading were then added by hand.

Paper size: 51.5 x 33.5 cm / 20.3 x 13.2 inches, exactly as the original print.

Plate size: Exactly as the original plate.

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

Source of the original : This Heritage Facsimile Edition print is made from an extremely well-preserved early museum original subscription which has been cared for in the hands of this one owner only – Teylers Museum (the oldest museum of the Netherlands).

Museum Quality: The proofs of our prints are carefully compared and corrected with the originals and the final prints always have the original size. As a result, the naked eye is unable to distinguish the originals from the facsimile prints when framed and glazed.

Durability: To ensure the durability, our facsimiles are printed on acid-free white-edged paper with archive inks. Each facsimile has it all: every incredibly fine line detail of every lithographic plate or engraving; every delicate brushstroke of every original.

We offer a true quality nobody has; and for a price nobody is offering you for a comparable quality. This print was photographed using the latest technology, colour matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. A Museum Quality Limited Edition print, original size, signed, numbered and blind stamped. Indistinguishable from the original when glazed and framed.