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Image number: RS.10567
Credit: © The Royal Society
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‘Blue Bellied Parrot’

Date

1790

Creator

Sarah Stone (1760-1844, British), Illustrator

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 292mm
width (print): 225mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of a Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) native to Australia.

Plate 4 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states that: “We likewise saw several Blue-bellied Parrots. This is a very beautiful bird...a very common species in various parts of New Holland, and in great plenty both at Botany Bay and Port Jackson. It is found to differ much in plumage...”

The plate is inscribed: “S.Stone Delin. Blue Bellied Parrot. London Published as the Act directs, Dec. 29, 1789, by I.Debrett.”

“The Public may rely, with the most perfect confidence, on the care and accuracy with which the Drawings have been copied from nature, by Miss Stone, Mr.Catton, Mr.Nodder, and other artists; and the Editor flatters himself the Engravings are all executed with equal correctness, by, or under the immediate inspection of Mr.Milton. The Birds, &c. from which the drawings were taken are deposited in the Leverian Museum.”

Associated place

<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia