William SKELTONCharles Reuben RYLEYJames PARKINSON, Psittacus Australis : The Southern Brown Parrot Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain 1763 – 1848


Charles Reuben RYLEY

London, Great Britain 1752 – 1798

print after



Psittacus Australis : The Southern Brown Parrot 1792
Collection Title: Shaw, George. 'Museum Leverianum, containing select specimens from the museum of the late Sir Ashton Lever'. London: James Parkinson, 1792-1796.
Page: vol.1, facing page 87
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: heavy cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right in black pencil, '1' (1 encircled). inscribed verso, centre vertical in black pencil, '2/25.22'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 25.4 h x 19.4 w cm sheet 33.2 h x 26.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.613
Subject: Australia, Animal: Bird
  • Purchased from Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 11 February 1986.