Natural history

Image 56 of 508
  previous page next page

"Blue-bellied Parrot"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 16.3 x 14.5 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 126

 

show detailed image description

 

hide notes

  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is annotated in ink at lower right "Two thirds the Natural Size".
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated.
  • The drawing is annotated in ink at top right with the number "36.". This refers to the catalogue list compiled by John Latham c. 1801 which was acquired with the drawings, and is filed at the end of the Watling Drawings series.
  • The drawing is annotated at top in pencil "Blue bellied Parrot Syn. Sup". This refers to Latham's Second Supplement to the General Synopsis of Birds (1802).
  • This bird was more recently identified as the Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus in Hindwood K. A. (1970).
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at top "Lambert Drawing I. 27". This refers to a related set of drawings from the collections of the 13th Earl of Derby, held in the Library at Knowsley Hall, Lancashire.
  • The author of this catalogue record is Suzanne Stenning.
  • By permission of the trustees of the Natural History Museum (London)
  • Two sets of transparencies held in the Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Library and Picture Library: Picture Library reference number 12126
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available
  • Latham, John. Supplement II to the General Synopsis of birds. London: Leigh, Sotheby, 1802.
  • Hindwood K. A. 'The "Watling" drawings with incidental notes on the "Lambert" and the "Latham" drawings', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for the years 1968-69 (1970).