Tui from Buller's Birds by John Keulemans
Print Code: 8951
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Fine Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 350 x 440
The tui (Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae) was called the “parson bird” by early European settlers because of the white tuft of throat feathers that looked like the collar worn by a minister or priest. This print showing tan adult and juvenile bird in their favourite kowhai tree was first published in 1888 in the second edition of Buller’s History of the Birds of New Zealand. Re-printed using museum quality digital printing and lightfast inks from an original plate in superb condition.
The original illustration in Buller’s Birds is by the great 19th Century ornithological artist John Keuleman. There are more prints for sale that are similar to “Tui” in these collections at New Zealand's favourite art print store since 1966:
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