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Collection of the Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield
Oiseau-Mouche à Rémiges en Faucilles
Common Name: Lazuline Sabrewing
Date Made/Found: 1829-1833
Artist: after Vauthier , French
Previous owner: Thomas Campbell Eyton , British, 1809 - 1880
Artist: after William Swainson , British, 1789 - 1855
Printmaker: N Rémond
Printmaker: Coutant , French
Publisher: Arthus Bertrand
Associated with: René Primevère Lesson , 1794 - 1849
Material and Medium: hand-coloured engraving on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 298 x 211mm Support: 240 x 150mm
Department: Ruskin
Accession Number: CGSG03207
This is Plate 36 from 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseux-Mouches' or 'The Natural History of Hummingbirds' by René Primevere Lesson (1794-1848). He published the book from research undertaken on the round-world voyage of the ship 'Coquille' (1822-25). The book appeared in sections between 1829-1833. This type of hummingbird is now called the Lazuline sabrewing in English. Lesson called it Trochilus falcatus in his book, although it is now known by William Swainson's name for the bird, 'Campylopterus falcatus'.
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