Te Papa - Johannes Keulemans - New Zealand - Bush Wren - Matuhituhi and Rock Wren - Piwauwau - Card (6 Pack)
ARTIST: Johannes Keulemans
TITLE: Mātuhituhi, Bush Wren, Xenicus longipes and Pīwauwau, Rock Wren, Xenicus gilviventris
Hand-coloured lithograph. Plate 13 from A history of the birds of New Zealand, 1873.
John Keulemans was a well respected Dutch artist of the nineteenth century. Noted for his drawings and lithographs of birds - his paintings of NZ birds are the famous prints from the classic NZ book Buller's Birds.
Keulemans never visited New Zealand, but drew from stuffed birds and specimens provided by Buller. For each illustration he first produced a drawing for Buller’s inspection, then a coloured painting, which served as the basis for each lithograph.
DIMENSIONS: A6 - 104 mm x 148 mm
See the full collection of Johannes Keulemans Prints and Cards HERE