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The Summer Fair of Fine Art and Antiques at Olympia in London

Found an original lithograph of the magnificent study of a Glaucous Macaw by M. Werner

Study of a Glaucous MacawI visited the Summer Fair of Fine Art and Antiques at Olympia in London yesterday and to my utter astonishment came across an original lithograph of the magnificent study of a Glaucous Macaw by M.Werner allegedly taken from a live specimen in the London Zoo in 1830, which appeared in Bourjot Saint-Hilaire's Histoire Naturelle de Perroquets, published in 1837-8. I saw this stunning portrait for the first time at the London Natural History Museum library  in 1991 when I was researching the Glaucous Macaw. Needless to say I could not leave the Olympia show without it. The photo I took of it today to replace the rather poor one I have used in the past on the website still does not do the original justice, but is definitely an improvement.  A close-up of the head has also been placed on the Glaucous Macaw images page


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