Barraband Pl. 47, La Perruche à face bleue beautifully captures the bird’s resplendent plumage in wondrous detail.
Produced in a limited edition of 500, this fine art print is made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards. Lavish your walls with this high-quality facsimile of Barraband’s magnificent bird.
About Histoire Naturelle Des Perroquets
Illustrated by Jacques Barraband and authored by French naturalist Francois Levaillant, Histoire Naturelle Des Perroquets (1801) represents a high point in the history of ornithological art, and, at the time of its publication, was the world’s best-known monograph on parrots. In his engravings, 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.
Produced in partnership with the Field Museum, the Oppenheimer Editions publication of Jacques Barraband’s exotic birds features the artist’s most desirable images from the Field Museum’s rare book collection. Printed with meticulous fidelity to the original engravings, the Oppenheimer Editions fine art prints capture the intricate detail and flamboyant color of these exotic species.
About Jacques Barraband
French natural history illustrator Jacques Barraband was renowned for his rendering skills and ability to capture the life-like quality of an animal or plant on the page. He spent the early stages of his career as a craftsman working in the Gobelins tapestry factory and painting Sevres porcelain. Barraband later translated the technical acumen he had acquired from working in the crafts to his natural history illustrations.
About Oppenheimer Editions
Established in 1999, our publishing company Oppenheimer Editions was developed in order to produce modern facsimiles of historic works of art. Marrying cutting-edge digital printing technologies with canonical works of art, Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with prestigious museums to make their holdings accessible to the public as fine art prints. Works from the New-York Historical Society’s unrivaled collections of John James Audubon’s watercolors and the Hudson River School paintings are examples of art that otherwise would be unobtainable.
Among the institutional collections we have partnered with are the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Our Oppenheimer Editions prints are not mere reproductions. Rather, they are limited-edition fine art prints made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards.
For more information about Barraband Pl. 47, La Perruche à face bleue, email us at [email protected] or check out our articles Casualties of Fashion: The Contentious History of Plume Plundering and The Birds of Paradise: One of Nature’s Most Elusive, Ostentatious, and Promiscuous Families.