Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
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Signed lower left corner below border; Condition: Some foxing; Inscription: "Voyage de l'Uranie, oiseaux, pl. no. 4."--Top centre; Watermark: "IHS" [Montgolfier]--Centre; Title from Christie's auction catalogue: The Freycinet Collection, Thursday 26 September 2002, lot 91; Painting of a bird, possibly a Rainbow lorikeet likely to have been observed or captured during Captain Freycinet's visit to Sydney in November to December 1819. Christie's catalogue lists as possibly being a Perruche erythroptere (Red-winged Parrot). Medium: watercolour and pencil.
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