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Image number: RS.10572
Credit: © The Royal Society
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‘Pennantian 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 male Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) native to Australia.

Plate 13 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states that: “The Pennantian Parrot...was about this time fist noticed. The general colour of hte body, in the male, is crimson...”

The plate is inscribed: “S.Stone Delin. Pennantian Parrot. London Published 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