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Oiseau-mouche superbe, mâle, Oiseau-mouche huppe-col blanc, mâle & Oiseau-mouche écussonné, mâle (= plate 299 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux .)]. [France], 1824. Watercolour of 3 birds on wove paper (ca. 48 x 34.5 cm), all standing on a branch, the middle branch signed: "J.G. Prêtre/ 1824". With the birds numbered in pencil and the plate number and bird names in pencil in the lower left corner.
- For the published work see: Anker 502; Balis, Van diverse pluimage 75; Nissen, IVB 932; Zimmer, pp. 626-628. Original watercolour of a Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris), a Tufted Coquette (Lophornis ornatus), and a Hyacinth Visorbearer (Augastes scutatus) by the prolific zoological artist Jean Gabriel Prêtre, produced for Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux. (Paris, 1820-1839). All three are species of hummingbirds found in South America and the Long-billed Starthroat also in Central America.Temminck's lavishly illustrated Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux. issued in 102 parts between 1820-1839, was published as a kind of continuation to Buffon's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (1770-1786). In total it contains ca. 600 engraved plates with about 800 figures of birds by Nicolas Huet and Prêtre, and it's considered "the most monumental work of the post-Napoleonic period" (Balis).Paper slightly browned, some spots and a tear of ca. 10 cm. A beautiful watercolour of three hummingbirds.
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