Greater Bird of Paradise
A fine reprint of the Greater Bird of Paradise by Eduard Travies, one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, published in his finest work ‘Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables. ’The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae.
size image: 51 cm x 38 cm
Eduard Travies was born March 1809 in France. Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolour and lithography (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866). Travies was the first artist to successfully capture the character of individual birds. This together with the wealth of detail in the backgrounds, give great charm to his images and lift them above mere ornithological illustration, into the realm of fine ornithological art.
H 51 cm x W 38 cm
Reproduction of a chromolithograph, after J.C. Rappard from M.T.H. Perelaer’s Nederlandsch-Indie Java Door De Buitenbezittingen published in Leiden in 1883. Shown is the Town Hall of Batavia. This building was the administrative headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and later of the Dutch Colonial Government. The current building was constructed in 1707 by the city government, replacing the former city hall built in 1627. Governor General Abraham van Riebeeck inaugurated it in 1710. As the city continue to expand southward, the building’s function as city hall (Dutch gemeentehuis) ended by 1913. Nowadays the Jakarta History Museum (Indonesian: Museum Sejarah Jakarta), also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, uses this building.
Size image: 23 cm x 17 cm