Francois Levaillant (1753-1824) was a famous French artist and bird expert. He spent his life studying and documenting birds, especially in Africa. His detailed artworks provided valuable insights into the diversity and behavior of African birds. They are highly regarded and are still appreciated today for their scientific accuracy and beauty.
vintage lithograph prints from Francois Levaillant’s groundbreaking ornithology project, “The Natural History of Parrots” (1801—1805). It is said that Levaillant mounted the bird specimens, which were preserved in arsenic soap, in lifelike positions so the artists could realistically represent the parrots in the wild