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Jacques Barraband - Aca Aracanga- available in large scale framed or unframed.

A selection of Barrabands most famous prints from his three most famous monographs- Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets, and Histoire Naturelle des Promerops.

High quality prints available framed or unframed.


 Barrabands most important work was the series of around 300 drawings which he completed for the three renowned ornithological monographs by the scientist Franois Levaillant. These were the Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers (birds of paradise), the Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets (parrots) and the Histoire Naturelle des Promerops (toucans). All three monographs were published at the turn of the nineteenth century and proved to be a landmark in ornithological publication because, in part at least, of quality and the sumptuous nature of the colour plates which were included. 

At the turn of the 19th Century, Levaillant was one of the new breed of scientists who began to travel the world to explore the natural habitats of the animals and birds which they studied. Increasingly these scientists worked in partnership with artists who were able to portray their discoveries, and Barrabands enormous technical ability added considerably to the importance, and accessibility, of Levaillants scientific work.

Jacques Barraband- Le Grand Toucan

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