An Australian Eleven.
[c1880]. Separately published chromolithograph. Oblong format, mounted and framed (68cm by 40cm), with eleven Australian birds (nine parrots) posed on a branch.
"Harry" Bright (1847-1896) was a successful English natural history watercolourist. His father (1824-1876) was of the same name and also a natural history painter. An Australian Eleven, and its companion An English Team, is a well composed and executed work and one of the very few separately issued lithographs of Australian birds published in the nineteenth century.
The birds are Budgerigar, male King Parrot,male Cockatiel, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, female Red-tailed Black cockatoo, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella, male Scarlet Robin, Port Lincoln Parrot and Kookaburra.
Jackson, Dictionary of bird Artists p. 173.
Price: $2,000.00 AU