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Image number: RS.10571
Credit: © The Royal Society
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‘The Tabuan Parrot, Female’

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 female Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis).

Plate 12 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states that: “The female is mostly green...The above inhabits Botany Bay.”

The plate is inscribed: “S.Stone Delin. The Tabuan Parrot, Female. 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