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Twelve-wired bird of paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca), Papua New Guinea, 1917 [picture] / Ellis Rowan
Bib ID 214297
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Rowan, Ellis, 1848-1922
 
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Description 1917 
1 painting : gouache and watercolour on muslin ; diam. 16.6 cm. 
Series

Birds of paradise, Papua New Guinea, 1917.

Notes

Title based on information from ornithologist from the CSIRO. See acquisition file number NLA/15115.

Watercolour signed by artist.

"A rare inhabitant of the swamp rainforests of lowland New Guinea. The figure is a caricature with yellow plumes extending beyond the tail instead of covering the lower breast and belly. The background, of what looks like Wisteria, is also out-of-place."--Accompanying notes.

Condition: Good, mounted and glazed (diam. 19.4 cm.)

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-139478270

Subjects Birds -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Birds of paradise -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.
Exhibited Exhibited: The Flower Hunter: Ellis Rowan, National Library of Australia Travelling Exhibition, September 2003-2005. 

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