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Friedrich BERTUCH

Thuringia, Germany 1747 – Weimar, Germany 1822

Gang-Gang Cockatoo c.1815
Collection Title: Bertuch, Friedrich Justin. 'Bilderbuch Zum Nutzen und Vergnugen Der Jugend'. Vienna 1801-1815.
Page: plate 78
Place made: Vienna, Vienna state, Austria
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: thin smooth grey laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre left, '[figure welding streamer]'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: This engraving of the Gang Gang cockatoo, is a copy of the engraving of 'Psittacus fimbriatus - Fringe Crested Cockatoo, from New South Wales in the Museum of Major General Davies', published in Grant, Lieutenant James, 'The narrative of a voyage of discovery performed in His Majesty's vessel, the Lady Nelson', 1803.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 19.8 h x 17.4 w cm sheet 24.3 h x 20.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4159
Subject: Australia, Animal: Bird
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Sebra Prints, Melbourne, 2013.