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Le Perroquet: P.2478-1991

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Current Location: In storage


Le Perroquet
Cours d'histoire naturelle


Printmaker: Daumier, Honoré Victorin
Printer: Lemercier & Cie
Publisher: Dupin et Cie



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


19th century
Production date: AD 1838


No.11 from the series. Published in Le Charivari, 15 July 1838. Text verso.

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  • Text: Le Perroquet. / L’oiseau représenté ci-dessus est de l’espèce que les naturalistes désignent sous le nom de Perroquet à la houpe. / C’est la plus bavarde. Ce volatile ne se contente pas, comme les autres perroquets, les sansonnets et les pies-borgnes, de répeter / ce qu’il a entendu dire; il y ajoute encore de son crû, cequi fait un fort, vilain ramage. Personne n’est à l’abri de ses / coups de bec, et sa proie peut d’autant moins facilement lui échapper qu’il a pour habitude de la saisir par les cheveux. / Le Perroquet à la houpe écorche à la fois les mentons et les oreilles. En volant de maison en maison, il rase les/ réputations du quartier.
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2478-1991
Primary reference Number: 202503
Delteil: 533 II/II
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Created: Friday 3 July 2015 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 2 March 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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