The Birds of New Guinea

The Birds of New Guinea

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Birds of Paradise have captivated Western audiences since the 19th century for their magnificent plumage and extraordinary courtship rituals. Here two resplendent males are seen competing for the attention of a patient – and ostensibly disinterested – female shown in the background.

This exclusive rare print sourced from Museums Victoria's own collection features bookplate 24 from ‘The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands’, Volume 1, by John Gould (1875-88.)

Printed with Epson UltraChrome® HDX all-pigment aqueous ink for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability.

All prints are printed on Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag paper, a leading paper stock in professional fine art printing. This mould made, 100% cotton rag paper has been crafted specifically to meet the needs of fine art photographers who want the confidence that the media they use will deliver accurate and dynamic results time after time. Textured Cotton Rag is free of optical brighteners and meets the criteria for durability according to ISO 9706.

A2 Print - 420mm x 594mm

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