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      • JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (ROTTERDAM 1842-1912 ILFORD)
        Sep. 12, 2023

        JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (ROTTERDAM 1842-1912 ILFORD)

        Est: £200 - £300

        JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (ROTTERDAM 1842-1912 ILFORD) JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (ROTTERDAM 1842-1912 ILFORD) Sweet-hearts Titled (lower centre), signed FGKeulemans and dated April 1897 (lower right). watercolour 20 x 30.2 cm

        Chiswick Auctions
      • Architectural Fountain Antique Print Set (6)
        Apr. 29, 2023

        Architectural Fountain Antique Print Set (6)

        Est: $200 - $300

        Set of 6 fountain architectural designs. Georg Bockler. Architecturea Curiosa, 1664. Hand colored engravings.. 13 1/2" x 9".

        Copake Auction Inc.
      • Keulemans Original Watercolor of the Kakapo or Owl Parrot
        Apr. 22, 2023

        Keulemans Original Watercolor of the Kakapo or Owl Parrot

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        KEULEMANS, Johannes Gerardus (Dutch, 1842-1912). The Kakapo or Owl Parrot. Watercolor on paper. Signed lower left: "JG Keulemans". ca. 1900. 14 1/4" x 19" sheet, 27" x 22" framed. This watercolor is the most iconic image of the kakapo ever created & the finest watercolor ever painted of a New Zealand bird. The kakapo (Strigops habroptila, G.R. Gray, 1845) or “owl parrot” is one of the rarest and most extraordinary parrot species, and is considered the heaviest non flying parrot in the world. There are only 149 kakapos alive today. Its name is the English transliteration of “kākāpō” which is derived from the Māori terms kākā (“parrot”) and pō (“night”). As an indigenous species to New Zealand, the kakapo has evolved to occupy an ecological niche normally filled by mammals. For example, by being nocturnal and a ground dwelling (although it is also an accomplished climber), he kakapo has distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, wings and a tail of relatively short length. Its diet is completely vegetarian which creates a musty-sweet odor. With an average lifespan of 90 years, the kakapo reaches one of the highest ages of all birds. Curious towards humans, it is said the individuals have distinct personalities and as a pet have been known to behave as "showing its attachment by playfulness and fondling is more like that of a dog than a bird". Kakapo used to be widespread; they were well evolved to avoid predation from native birds of prey. When threatened, it freezes, depending on their camouflage as their plumage blends into the forest vegetation. Despite this, the population has declined massively since the appearance of mankind who introduced new predators. While this survival strategy worked with birds of prey that hunt by sight, it is completely ineffective to avoid mammalian predators that hunt by smell. This great threat began when European settlers in the 1840's brought dogs, cats, black rats and stoats to New Zealand. The parrots' habitat shrunk as forests were turned into farmland. In the late 19th century, the kakapo became well known as a scientific curiosity, and thousands were captured or killed for zoos, museums and collectors. They also breed rarely, in some cases only once in five years, depending on the riping of the rimu fruit. This complex breeding behavior results in having one of the lowest rates of reproduction among birds. Consequently, the kakapo population declined making the species extremely rare. From 1894 onwards, multiple rescue attempts were made by relocating them from the mainland to the predator-free islands. However, disaster struck. In some cases, stoats swam to the islands and killed the few individuals that lived there. This brought the parrot to the brink of extinction; the lowest in 1995 when only 49 birds remained. Fortunately, nowadays the surviving kakapos are successfully managed by the Kakapo Recovery Programme on three predator-free islands: Codfish (Whenua Hou), Anchor, and Little Barrier islands. All kakapos carry radio transmitters and are intensively monitored throughout their lifetime. They have been given names, which is an affectionate way for the conservation staff to refer to individual birds, and provides stark reminder of how few remain. This watercolor is the most iconic image of the kakapo ever created. It is illustrated in the second edition of the first and most important ornithological monograph on New Zealand. The author, Sir Walter Lawry Buller (1838-1906), was born in Hokianga, New Zealand and is acclaimed for his first-hand observations on the birds, as well as in their rapid decline. With his first monograph, Buller became the leading authority on this ornithologic field. In the introduction of A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1872-1873), Buller notes that, "some of these remarkable forms have already become almost, if not quite, extinct, and others are fast expiring. It has been the author's desire to collect and place on record a complete life-history of these birds before their final extirpation shall have rendered such a task impossible". The second edition has even more lithographs and are of a greater quality than the first. In his description of the kakapo, Buller states that the first skin arrived at the British Museum in 1845. He notes how dogs were a major threat, leading to their extinction, only a mere three decades after their discovery. Earlier depictions of kakapo show incorrect features of the bird, illustrating them as too slim and in and wrong body posture (see ill. 1 and 2). In contrast, Keulemans' watercolor depicts the robust physique of the kakapo accurately. Keulemans illustrated many the best-known ornithology books of the nineteenth century, and Buller's monograph is no exception (ill. 3). In this piece, the kakapo lives up to its scientific name, as its head, posture and soft feathers resemble that of an owl. Keulemans pays detail to the intricate pattern of the yellowish moss-green and dark brownish plumage as well as the different structure of its' feathers; the beak is surrounded by "whiskers", while the ends of the tail feathers worn due to the continual dragging of its' plumage on the ground. The shadowing in his piece is beautifully done, providing the bird with great dimensionality. It is standing with one foot on a branch on the forest floor, which accurately depicts the bird in its' natural habitat. This is considered a remarkable achievement, as Keulemans never set foot on New Zealand himself. Keulemans is able to create an eye-catching portrait of the kakapo, making it stand out, despite the birds' excellent ability to camouflage. Just like with his kea, he knows how to let the parrot stare into the eyes of the observer. It is not a coincidence that his kakapo has been the most well-known scientific illustration of the parrot in over a hundred years.

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      • AFTER JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (NETHERLANDIC, 1842-1912)
        Nov. 04, 2022

        AFTER JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (NETHERLANDIC, 1842-1912)

        Est: $50 - $100

        AFTER JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (NETHERLANDIC, 1842-1912) Pair of 19th century hand-colored lithographs of Longtail Rollers "Coracias Spatulatus" and "Coracias Caudatus", set behind glass in wooden frames.

        Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
      • JOHN GERRARD KEULEMANS (DUTCH 1842-1912)
        Feb. 23, 2022

        JOHN GERRARD KEULEMANS (DUTCH 1842-1912)

        Est: £500 - £700

        JOHN GERRARD KEULEMANS (DUTCH 1842-1912) JOHN GERRARD KEULEMANS (DUTCH 1842-1912) A Monograph of the Loriidae - Brush-tongued Parrots: six plates (Pl. IV; X; XXI; XXXV; XXXIX; LVI) published by St. George Jackson Mivart & R.H. Porter, London lithographs in colours with additional hand-colouring on wove papers 27 x 21 cm (6) PROVENANCE: Christie's, New York, 3 February 2003, lot 237

        Chiswick Auctions
      • Parrots Antique Bird Print Set (4)
        Feb. 12, 2022

        Parrots Antique Bird Print Set (4)

        Est: $300 - $500

        Four Natural History Prints of Parrots. John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) (artist and lithographer). Hand colored antique prints, London, 1896. Sights 12" x 8 1/2", overall 16 1/2" x 13".

        Copake Auction Inc.
      • a) John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912) b) Berthe Hoola Van Nooten
        Oct. 15, 2021

        a) John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912) b) Berthe Hoola Van Nooten

        Est: ₱10,000 - ₱13,000

        a) Aethopyga Shelleyi, Eudrepanis Dubia Dinagat Yellow-backed Sun-Bird Captain G. E. Shelley & John Gerard Keulemans from George Ernest Shelley’s “A Monograph of The Nectariniidae or Family of Sun-Birds”. Publication Date: London, 1876. This bird is now known as the Lovely Sunbird and is known to inhabit Palawan   b) Lansium Domesticum (Lanzones) chromolithograph finished by hand from Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone....... Brussels: Faubourg de Louvain, 1866

        Leon Gallery
      • Group, 3 J.G. Keulemans Ornithological Prints
        Aug. 22, 2021

        Group, 3 J.G. Keulemans Ornithological Prints

        Est: $200 - $400

        Group of three John Gerrard Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912) colored lithograph prints of Rollers including the Blue Bellied Roller, Temmincks Roller and Indian Broad-Billed Rollerr, printed by Hanhart. Framed under glass 15.25 x 13.25 inches.

        Gallery 63
      • Lot of 2 Antique British Ornithological Prints
        Jul. 13, 2021

        Lot of 2 Antique British Ornithological Prints

        Est: $400 - $600

        Eleazar Albin (German born, active in England, 1690-1742). "Alcedo Major Bengalensis" copper plate engraving, 1737. Published in "The Natural History of Birds" AND Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch-born, active in England, 1842-1912). "Monteiro's Hornbill" Subtitle: "Tockus Monteiri" hand colored lithograph. Published in "A Monograph of the Bucerotidae, or Family of Hornbills" by Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) - London, 1877-1882. A wonderful pair of antique prints of beautiful tropical birds. First, a copper plate engraving by Eleazar Albin, hand colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth, plate 28 of "The Natural History of Birds" of which only 89 sets were published. Below the colorful bird is a line of text that reads, "This Bird was brought from Bengal in 1734 and is the Alcedo Major Bengalensis. E.A. 1737." Paired with this is Johannes Gerardus Keulemans' hand colored engraving of Tockus Monteiri, a brilliant hornbill in its native habitat, perched upon a leafy branch. Size of Monteros Hornbill: 14.375" L x 10.75" W (36.5 cm x 27.3 cm) Size of Alcedo Major Bengalensis: 11.375" L x 9.125" W (28.9 cm x 23.2 cm) Eleazor Albin was born in Germany, but settled in England in 1707 to earn his living as a watercolor artist for wealthy patrons such as Sir Hans Sloan who founded the British Museum. He was an avid nature lover who observed flowers, insects, and birds. Albin made great contributions to the study of British insects and to the progress of natural history illustration. In the field of ornithology, Albin wrote and illustrated the earliest color books on British birds. His work on birds was actually created later in his life, and he is highly regarded for producing the first large British work on ornithology, which was hand-colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth, and published in London from 1731 to 1738. Albin's notes state, "As for the paintings, they are all done from the life, with all the Exactness I could either with my own hand, or my daughters, whom I have taught to draw and paint after the life." (Dictionary of Bird Artist, p. 132) Johannes Gerardus Keulemans was a Dutch bird artist who illustrated many of the most coveted 19th century ornithological books. Daniel Giraud Elliot was an American zoologist who was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York as well as a founder of the American Ornithologist Union. Keulemans' skillfully executed original colored lithograph presents Monteiro's Hornbill in a lush natural environment. Zimmer calls Elliot's final monograph "a comprehensive treatment of the entire family of hornbills", hornbills being a genus between the Kingfishers and the Hoopoes that inhabited Ethiopia, Asia, and Australia. Provenance: private Lucille Lucas collection, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. #133993

        Artemis Gallery
      • Dresser & Keulemans - Blue Vented Bee Eater
        Jan. 09, 2021

        Dresser & Keulemans - Blue Vented Bee Eater

        Est: $300 - $600

        This fine, hand-colored lithograph comes from Henry Eeles Dresser's A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. This first edition was published in London by the author between 1884 and 1886. The beautiful lithography was completed by John Gerard Keulemans. The work was sold by subscription only and it is believed only 250 copies may have been printed. Keulemans is one of the most respected bird artists whose images were noted for their fine detail. He contributed to some of the best known ornithological works including those of Elliot, Buller, Dresser, and The Ibis. According to Jackson (Bird Illustrators, p. 90) “The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment.” Dresser was a leading figure in ornithological circles: he was elected a Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Meropidae was one of the three major monographs published by Dresser, the others being History of the Birds of Europe and A Monograph of the Coraciidae.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • Dresser & Keulemans - Abyssinian Rufous Winged Bee Eater
        Jan. 09, 2021

        Dresser & Keulemans - Abyssinian Rufous Winged Bee Eater

        Est: $300 - $600

        This fine, hand-colored lithograph comes from Henry Eeles Dresser's A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. This first edition was published in London by the author between 1884 and 1886. The beautiful lithography was completed by John Gerard Keulemans. The work was sold by subscription only and it is believed only 250 copies may have been printed. Keulemans is one of the most respected bird artists whose images were noted for their fine detail. He contributed to some of the best known ornithological works including those of Elliot, Buller, Dresser, and The Ibis. According to Jackson (Bird Illustrators, p. 90) “The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment.” Dresser was a leading figure in ornithological circles: he was elected a Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Meropidae was one of the three major monographs published by Dresser, the others being History of the Birds of Europe and A Monograph of the Coraciidae.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • Dresser & Keulemans - Boleslavski's Bee Eater
        Jan. 09, 2021

        Dresser & Keulemans - Boleslavski's Bee Eater

        Est: $300 - $600

        This fine, hand-colored lithograph comes from Henry Eeles Dresser's A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. This first edition was published in London by the author between 1884 and 1886. The beautiful lithography was completed by John Gerard Keulemans. The work was sold by subscription only and it is believed only 250 copies may have been printed. Keulemans is one of the most respected bird artists whose images were noted for their fine detail. He contributed to some of the best known ornithological works including those of Elliot, Buller, Dresser, and The Ibis. According to Jackson (Bird Illustrators, p. 90) “The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment.” Dresser was a leading figure in ornithological circles: he was elected a Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Meropidae was one of the three major monographs published by Dresser, the others being History of the Birds of Europe and A Monograph of the Coraciidae.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • Dresser & Keulemans - Blue Browed Green Bee-Eater
        Jan. 09, 2021

        Dresser & Keulemans - Blue Browed Green Bee-Eater

        Est: $300 - $600

        This fine, hand-colored lithograph comes from Henry Eeles Dresser's A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. This first edition was published in London by the author between 1884 and 1886. The beautiful lithography was completed by John Gerard Keulemans. The work was sold by subscription only and it is believed only 250 copies may have been printed. Keulemans is one of the most respected bird artists whose images were noted for their fine detail. He contributed to some of the best known ornithological works including those of Elliot, Buller, Dresser, and The Ibis. According to Jackson (Bird Illustrators, p. 90) “The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment.” Dresser was a leading figure in ornithological circles: he was elected a Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Meropidae was one of the three major monographs published by Dresser, the others being History of the Birds of Europe and A Monograph of the Coraciidae.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • Dresser & Keulemans - Revoils Bee-Eater
        Jan. 09, 2021

        Dresser & Keulemans - Revoils Bee-Eater

        Est: $300 - $600

        This fine, hand-colored lithograph comes from Henry Eeles Dresser's A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. This first edition was published in London by the author between 1884 and 1886. The beautiful lithography was completed by John Gerard Keulemans. The work was sold by subscription only and it is believed only 250 copies may have been printed. Keulemans is one of the most respected bird artists whose images were noted for their fine detail. He contributed to some of the best known ornithological works including those of Elliot, Buller, Dresser, and The Ibis. According to Jackson (Bird Illustrators, p. 90) “The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment.” Dresser was a leading figure in ornithological circles: he was elected a Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Meropidae was one of the three major monographs published by Dresser, the others being History of the Birds of Europe and A Monograph of the Coraciidae.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • Dresser & Keulemans - Black Bee-Eater; Melittophagus Gularis (young)
        Jan. 09, 2021

        Dresser & Keulemans - Black Bee-Eater; Melittophagus Gularis (young)

        Est: $300 - $600

        This fine, hand-colored lithograph comes from Henry Eeles Dresser's A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters. This first edition was published in London by the author between 1884 and 1886. The beautiful lithography was completed by John Gerard Keulemans. The work was sold by subscription only and it is believed only 250 copies may have been printed. Keulemans is one of the most respected bird artists whose images were noted for their fine detail. He contributed to some of the best known ornithological works including those of Elliot, Buller, Dresser, and The Ibis. According to Jackson (Bird Illustrators, p. 90) “The great value of Keulemans' work as an ornithological draughtsman lay in his sureness of design of the plate and his accuracy in portraying the birds themselves. The bird figures were carefully drawn and executed down to the last scales on the feet. The feathering was neatly delineated with the different plumes receiving sympathetic treatment.” Dresser was a leading figure in ornithological circles: he was elected a Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Meropidae was one of the three major monographs published by Dresser, the others being History of the Birds of Europe and A Monograph of the Coraciidae.

        Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) Netherlands Phasianus Principalis, White Winged Pheasant Chromolithograph
        Nov. 17, 2020

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) Netherlands Phasianus Principalis, White Winged Pheasant Chromolithograph

        Est: $60 - $80

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) Netherlands Phasianus Principalis, White Winged Pheasant Chromolithograph Printer Mintern Brother 21 x 29 cm sheet, unframed OTHER NOTES: Foxing to margins & across verso

        Theodore Bruce
      • John Gerrard Keulemans [BIRD STUDIES] Two hand-colored lithographs
        Oct. 14, 2020

        John Gerrard Keulemans [BIRD STUDIES] Two hand-colored lithographs

        Est: $100 - $200

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) [BIRD STUDIES] Two hand-colored lithographs, framed. Sheets 14 3/4 x 18 inches (37.5 x 45.7 cm) C The Collection of Joseph Cicio

        Doyle New York
      • J. G. KEULEMANS ANTIQUE HAND COLORED BIRD PRINTS
        Aug. 21, 2020

        J. G. KEULEMANS ANTIQUE HAND COLORED BIRD PRINTS

        Est: $75 - $150

        J. G. KEULEMANS, ANTIQUE HAND COLORED BIRD PRINTS, SIX, H 10" W 7 7/8" Hand colored antique bird prints by the recognized Dutch bird illustrator Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-12) and printed by lithographer Hanhart & Co. Bluebellied Roller, Temmincks Roller, Indian Broad-Billed Roller, Rufus Crowned Roller, Coracias Spatulatus, Burmese Roller.

        DuMouchelles
      • Keulemans Watercolor Free-tailed Bat
        Nov. 16, 2019

        Keulemans Watercolor Free-tailed Bat

        Est: $6,000 - $10,000

        KEULEMANS, Johannes Gerardus (1842-1912). Free-tailed Bat (Nyclinimos miareusis?). Watercolor and pencil on paper. Signed ‘J.G. Keulemans’ lower right. Paris: c.1875-1880. 10" x 8" sheet. Original watercolor likely for Alfred Grandider’s L’Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar [Physical, Natural and Political History of Madagascar]

        Arader Galleries
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912)
        May. 26, 2019

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912)

        Est: $150 - $200

        "Burmese Roller" Lithograph. 13 1/2 x 11 in. Medium: Lithograph

        Sarasota Estate Auction
      • CIRCLE OF JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (DUTCH, 1842-1912) Hawk attacking a h
        Jan. 29, 2019

        CIRCLE OF JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (DUTCH, 1842-1912) Hawk attacking a h

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        CIRCLE OF JOHANNES GERARDUS KEULEMANS (DUTCH, 1842-1912) Hawk attacking a heron oil on canvas, unframed 31 x 38 1/2 in. (78.7 x 97.7 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Keulemans original watercolor
        Jan. 26, 2019

        Keulemans original watercolor

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Keulemans, Johannes Gerardus (1842-1912). Scops owl. Watercolor on paper. Initialed lower right: "JGK". 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" visible, 16" x 14" framed. Keulemans's original work is extremely rare, and only in his watercolors can one attain a full understanding of his mastery as an ornithological artist. A number of Keulemans' original watercolors are in the collection of the British Museum or other institutions, and few become available to private collectors. This magnificent watercolor represents an important and unusual opportunity to attain an original work by one of the foremost bird artists working in Victorian Britain.

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      • Keulemans original watercolor
        Jan. 26, 2019

        Keulemans original watercolor

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        Keulemans, Johannes Gerardus (1842-1912). The Kakapo or Owl Parrot. Watercolor on paper. Signed lower left: "JG Keulemans" C. 1900. 14 1/4" x 19" sheet, 27" x 22" framed. The kakapo (Strigops habroptila, G.R. Gray, 1845). or "owl parrot" is one of the rarest and most extraordinary parrot species, and is considered the heaviest non-flying parrot in the world. There are only 149 Kakapos alive today. Its name is the English transliteration the Maori words "Kaka" (parrot) and "Po" (night). Keulemans's original work is extremely rare, and only in his watercolors can one attain a full understanding of his mastery as an ornithological artist. A number of Keulemans' original watercolors are in the collection of the British Museum or other institutions, and few become available to private collectors. This magnificent watercolor represents an important and unusual opportunity to attain an original work by one of the foremost bird artists working in Victorian Britain.

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      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842 - 1912)
        Nov. 04, 2018

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

        Est: $400 - $600

        Artist: Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842 - 1912). Title: Hawaiian O'o bird. Signature: Unsigned. Size: Artwork: 13 x 9 3/4 inches. Frame: Unframed. Matt - 20 x 16 inches. Condition: Good. Created: Late 19th/early 20th century. Medium: Water color  

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • Keuleman Watercolor, Parrott (Kaka)
        Jul. 28, 2018

        Keuleman Watercolor, Parrott (Kaka)

        Est: $30,000 - $35,000

        KEULEMANS, Johannes Gerardus (Dutch, 1842-1912). BANDED KAKA, AND VARIETY. watercolor on paper, heightened with white and gum arabic signed lower left in monorgram and dated “JGK 1904” . For Walter Lawry Buller, Supplement to The birds of New Zealand, London (1905), vol 2, pl. VIII. 20 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches visible, 28 1/2 x 24 5/8 inches framed The New Zealand kaka (N. meridionalis, Gmelin, 1788) is a parrot species that is closely related to the kea. The first and most striking feature is the difference in plumage color of the two birds. As opposed to depicting the wild-type, Buller choose illustrate a kaka variety, one with a yellow belly and a very light colored one, a lutino. It is not surprising that John Gould described these uniquely colored birds as separate species, as being Nestor esslingi in his to his superb folio work on The Birds of Australia. In his third edition, for which Keulemans in 1904 made this superb watercolor, Buller treats it correctly as a mutation of the highly variable Nestor meridionalis, even though he describes these birds in a separate chapter, as the ‘yellow-belted kaka’. Back in the day kaka with exceptional plumage were scarce, and due to the high price that could be fetched with these birds, they are nowadays nowhere to be found. Like the kea, Keulemans knows how to position the birds in order to gain an interaction with the viewer. One of the most challenging artistic choices is the posture of the second bird’s head; not one, but both eyes stare at you. Here as well, Keulemans shows his masterful skills in his illustration of birds.

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      • Keuleman Watercolor, Parrott (Kea)
        Jul. 28, 2018

        Keuleman Watercolor, Parrott (Kea)

        Est: $30,000 - $35,000

        KEULEMANS, Johannes Gerardus (Dutch, 1842-1912). A WILDTYPE AND GOLDEN KEA PERCHING ON A BRANCH. watercolor on paper, heightened with white and gum arabic signed lower left in monorgram and dated “JGK 1904”. Very likely intended as illustration For Walter Lawry Buller, Supplement to The birds of New Zealand, London (1905), vol 2. 21 x 16 1/4 inches sheet, 32 1/2 x 27 7/8 inches framed The kea (Nestor notabilis, Gould, 1856) is the world’s only omnivorous and alpine parrot, endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. Kea are known for their great intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment; they are even capable of preparing and using tools. While their scientific name is given by John Gould in 1856, their common name “kea” derives from M?ori and is most likely an onomatopoeic representation of the bird’s in-flight call. In the nineteenth and twentieth century golden kea were rare, but due to the killing and higher prices for these specimen, these mutations are even more exclusive. Nowadays only one golden kea in the wild exists. Keulemans made a remarkable, elegant, and lively watercolor of this parrot species in 1904. Both kea stare directly into the beholders eye, the one in the back slightly lowering its head as if it were listening, creating an intimate dialogue with the viewer.

        Arader Galleries
      • Pair Keulemans Parrot Prints
        Jun. 23, 2018

        Pair Keulemans Parrot Prints

        Est: $100 - $200

        Pair C. 1886 parrot prints by John Gerrard Keulemans. London. Sights 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".

        Copake Auction Inc.
      • "Euplocomus Nycthemerus" Offset Lithograph by J. Wolf and J.G. Keulemans
        Jan. 31, 2018

        "Euplocomus Nycthemerus" Offset Lithograph by J. Wolf and J.G. Keulemans

        Est: $299 - $500

        An offset lithograph titled Euplocomus Nycthemerus by J. Wolf and J.G. Keulemans. It is limited edition 429/500.

        Antique Retriever
      • JOHN KEULEMANS LITHOGRAPHS LORYS TWO
        Jul. 15, 2017

        JOHN KEULEMANS LITHOGRAPHS LORYS TWO

        Est: $100 - $150

        JOHN KEULEMANS, LITHOGRAPHS, LORYS TWO H 11" W 9":Plate XXXIV and XXX. Custom frames 22" x 18". Hand colored. Published by R. H. Porter. From A Monograph of the Lories, London 1896. From an elegant home, Arlington Avenue, Birmingham.

        DuMouchelles
      • Keulemans Parrots Framed Pair
        Sep. 17, 2016

        Keulemans Parrots Framed Pair

        Est: $200 - $400

        Pair of Parrot Prints.St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900). John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912). from A Monograph of the Lories. London: R.H. Porter, 1896. Hand-colored lithographs. 11 x 8 inches sight size, 19 x 15 inches framed

        Arader Galleries
      • John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Lapwing by
        Jun. 22, 2016

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Lapwing by

        Est: £300 - £500

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Lapwing by the water's edge, signed, in glazed gilt frame, 24cm x 34cm

        Reeman Dansie
      • John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Magpie per
        Jun. 22, 2016

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Magpie per

        Est: £700 - £1,000

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Magpie perched on a pot, signed, in glazed gilt frame, 50cm x 36cm

        Reeman Dansie
      • John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Cock and H
        Jun. 22, 2016

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Cock and H

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912), good quality watercolour - Cock and Hen Pheasant in woodland, signed and dated Oct. 1907, in glazed gilt frame, 62cm x 46cm

        Reeman Dansie
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912)
        May. 25, 2016

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912)

        Est: €700 - €1,000

        Roodborst in sneeuwlandschap, Baardmannetjes op een rietstengel. rechtsonder get. resp. linksonder gemonogrameerd 2 gouaches met wit gehoogd, 21x16 en 19,5x15 cm

        Venduehuis der Notarissen
      • * After Johannes Gerardus Keulemans, (English, 1842-1912), Green Throated Bee Eater - Merops Nubicus and Carmine Throated Bee Eater- Me
        Jan. 28, 2016

        * After Johannes Gerardus Keulemans, (English, 1842-1912), Green Throated Bee Eater - Merops Nubicus and Carmine Throated Bee Eater- Me

        Est: $400 - $600

        After Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (English, 1842-1912) Green Throated Bee Eater - Merops Nubicus and Carmine Throated Bee Eater- Merops Nubicoides lithographs Each 15 x 11 1/4 inches (sheet).

        Hindman
      • (4) Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912), hand colored lithographs, Birds and Parrots, printed by M & N Hanhart, 8" x 4 3/...
        Nov. 10, 2015

        (4) Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912), hand colored lithographs, Birds and Parrots, printed by M & N Hanhart, 8" x 4 3/...

        Est: $100 - $200

        (4) Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912), hand colored lithographs, Birds and Parrots, printed by M & N Hanhart, 8" x 4 3/4" sight, 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" overall, some discoloration to paper, two without glass

        William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
      • Monkey Eating Eagle, (Pithecophaga Jefferyi)
        Oct. 08, 2015

        Monkey Eating Eagle, (Pithecophaga Jefferyi)

        Est: £2,500 - £3,500

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) Monkey Eating Eagle, (Pithecophaga Jefferyi) signed with monogram 'JGK' (lower right) pencil, watercolour, bodycolour and black chalk heightened with white on paper 21 x 14 ½in. (53.2 x 36.8cm.)

        Christie's
      • 4 Parrot Studies.
        Jun. 13, 2015

        4 Parrot Studies.

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900) (editor). John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) (artist and lithographer). 4 Natural History Parrot Studies, from A Monograph of the Lories. R.H. Porter, London: 1896. Hand-colored lithographs. 10.5 x 8.5 inches image sight. 17 x 15 inches in faux bamboo frames. Keulemans was the most sought-after bird artist in Europe from roughly 1870 to 1910, esteemed for his high standard of scientific accuracy.

        Arader Galleries
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912,
        Apr. 06, 2015

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912,

        Est: $100 - $200

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912, Netherlands), 'Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher', chromolithograph published 1882, info. verso, 32 x 24cm, mounted but unframed

        Bargain Hunt Auctions
      • Hawk attacking a heron
        Dec. 10, 2014

        Hawk attacking a heron

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Circle of Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912) Hawk attacking a heron oil on canvas, unframed 31 x 39 in. (78.7 x 99.1 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Gerrard Keulemans [PARROT STUDIES] Four h-c lithographs; T/w R. Petraroja [PARROT STUDIES], two h-c lithographs (4)
        May. 21, 2014

        John Gerrard Keulemans [PARROT STUDIES] Four h-c lithographs; T/w R. Petraroja [PARROT STUDIES], two h-c lithographs (4)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Gerrard Keulemans ( 1842-1912) [PARROT STUDIES] Four hand-colored lithographs, from St. George Jackson Mivart, A Monograph of the Lories, London, 1896; Together with Raimondo Petraroja [PARROT STUDIES], two hand-colored lithographs, from Giovanni Boschi, Atlante Zoologico Popolare, Naples, 1863-1879. Sight of largest two sheets 1 2 3/4 x 10 inches; 324 x 254 mm. C 

        Doyle New York
      • Signed J.G. Keulemans Bird Finch Lithograph
        Jan. 12, 2014

        Signed J.G. Keulemans Bird Finch Lithograph

        Est: -

        Capito glauco-gulares.13-14

        Imperial Auction
      • Signed J.G. Keulemans Bird Finch Lithograph
        Jan. 12, 2014

        Signed J.G. Keulemans Bird Finch Lithograph

        Est: -

        Xxantholaema Haemacephala 13"x10"13/13

        Imperial Auction
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912)
        Nov. 10, 2013

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912)

        Est: $400 - $600

        DESCRIPTION: Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912). Circa 1896. Four hand colored lithographs on off-white wove paper from the A Monograph of the Lories series. Includes: 1) The Insular Lory, Plate XII. 2) The Solitary Lory, Plate XXV. 3) Josephine's Lory, Plate LIX. 4) The Half-Masked Lory, Plate X. Each marked with plate number, upper right and titled with inscription in print, lower center. In an off-white mat with a red frame and glazed. From 1870 to 1910 Keulemans was considered the most sought after bird artist in Europe. MEASUREMENTS: Each print on paper size measuring approximately 12-3/8" x 10". Overall with frame 19" x 47-5/8". CONDITION: Some mat and tape burn as prints are taped to mat board.

        Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
      • Three 19th C. Kuelemans bird lithographs;
        Oct. 17, 2013

        Three 19th C. Kuelemans bird lithographs;

        Est: $100 - $200

        Three 19th C. Kuelemans bird lithographs; Johannes Gerardus Keulemans ( 1842-1912 ), all three initialed, vibrant colors. 12 1/2" x 9 3/4". Good, small crease at lower left hand corner.

        Ripley Auctions
      • * Keulemans (Johannes Gerardus, 1842-1912). A
        Jul. 17, 2013

        * Keulemans (Johannes Gerardus, 1842-1912). A

        Est: £200 - £400

        * Keulemans (Johannes Gerardus, 1842-1912). A Congress of Titmice, watercolour on paper, signed and titled lower right, some marks and surface discolouration, 47.5 x 33cm (18.75 x 13ins), oak frame. Requires cleaning. (1)

        Dominic Winter Auctions
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912)
        May. 19, 2013

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912)

        Est: $400 - $600

        DESCRIPTION: Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (Dutch, 1842-1912). Circa 1896. Four hand colored lithographs on off-white wove paper from the A Monograph of the Lories series. Includes: 1) The Insular Lory, Plate XII. 2) The Solitary Lory, Plate XXV. 3) Josephine's Lory, Plate LIX. 4) The Half-Masked Lory, Plate X. Each marked with plate number, upper right and titled with inscription in print, lower center. In an off-white mat with a red frame and glazed. From 1870 to 1910 Keulemans was considered the most sought after bird artist in Europe. MEASUREMENTS: Each print on paper size measuring approximately 12-3/8" x 10". Overall with frame 19" x 47-5/8". CONDITION: Some mat and tape burn as prints are taped to mat board.

        Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
      • Johannes Gerardus Keulemans 1842 - 1912 - Scarlet Grosbeak
        Apr. 10, 2013

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans 1842 - 1912 - Scarlet Grosbeak

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Johannes Gerardus Keulemans 1842 - 1912 - Scarlet Grosbeak Watercolour 23.0 x 15.7 Signed

        International Art Centre
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