Toucan by Vigors
Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785-1840)
Citron-throated Toucan (Ramphastos citreolaemus), 1831.
Oil on canvas, 48 x 62 cm.

This attractive nineteenth century painting of a Toucan, was based on a live specimen (a pet) belonging to Nicholas Vigors. An eminent zoologist, he was a co-founder of the Zoological Society and well respected ornithologist and politician.

 

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