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Keulemans Collection

"Discover the Vibrant Wildlife of New Zealand through Keulemans' Art" Step into the enchanting world of New Zealand's diverse bird species

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Tui (young and adult)

Tui (young and adult)
Tui, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae (young and adult). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 10 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: New Zealand Fantail (Melanistic var. on left)

New Zealand Fantail (Melanistic var. on left)
New Zealand Fantail Piwakawaka, Rhipidura fuliginosa (Melanistic variety on left). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 8 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Strigops habroptilus, kakapo

Strigops habroptilus, kakapo
Watercolour by John Gerrard Keulemans (c. 1887-1905), from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A history of the Birds of New Zealand (1887-88)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Huia (male and female)

Huia (male and female)
Huia, Heteralocha acutirostris (male and female). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 2 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: New Zealand Kingfisher (young and adult)

New Zealand Kingfisher (young and adult)
New Zealand Kingfisher Kotare, Todiramphus sanctus vagnas (young and adult). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 13 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: New Zealand Pigeon Kereru

New Zealand Pigeon Kereru, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 plate 25 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Various Cyanoramphus parakeets

Various Cyanoramphus parakeets
Yellow-crowned Parakeet Kakariki, Canoramphus. Red-crowned Parakeet Kakariki, Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae. Orange-fronted Paraket Kakariki, Cyanoramphus malherbi

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Australasian Bittern Matuku Hrepo

Australasian Bittern Matuku Hrepo, Botaurus poiciloptilus. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.3 Plate 38 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: South Island Takahe, Porphyrio hochestetteri

South Island Takahe, Porphyrio hochestetteri. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 Plate 33 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: New Zealand Quail Koreke (male and female)

New Zealand Quail Koreke (male and female)
New Zealand Quail Koreke, Coturnix novaeseelandiae (male and female). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 Plate 24 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Mandrillus sphinx, Mandrill

Mandrillus sphinx, Mandrill
Watercolour and bodycolour by John Keulemans, 1907 Date: 1907

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Paradise Shelduck Putangitangi

Paradise Shelduck Putangitangi, Tadorna variegata (female and male). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.3 Plate 44 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Stitchbird Hihi (female and male)

Stitchbird Hihi (female and male)
Stitchbird Hihi, Notiomystis cincta (female and male). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 11 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Kea, Nestor notabilis

Kea, Nestor notabilis. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 Plate 18 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Pukeko, Porphyrio melanotus melanotus

Pukeko, Porphyrio melanotus melanotus (partial albino on left). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 Plate 32 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Yellow Eyed Penguin and Snares Crested Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin and Snares Crested Penguin
Yellow Eyed Penguin or Hoiho, Megadyptes, and Snares Crested Penguin, Eudyptes robustus. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Little Spotted Kiwi or Kiwi Pukupuku

Little Spotted Kiwi or Kiwi Pukupuku, Apteryx owenii. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.3 Plate 49 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Kaka, Nestor meridionalis

Kaka, Nestor meridionalis. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.4 Plate 63 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Dartford Warblers, 1887, (1942). Creator: Johannes Keulemans

Dartford Warblers, 1887, (1942). Creator: Johannes Keulemans
Dartford Warblers, 1887, (1942). Pair of warblers, from " Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands" by Thomas Powys, 4th Baron Lilford

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Skull of Canis magellanicus, 19th century illustration

Skull of Canis magellanicus, 19th century illustration. From Dogs, Jackals, Wolves and Foxes. A Monograph of the Canidae, by George Mivart (F.R.S)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Eagle Owl (Bubo Ignavus), 1871-1896 (hand-coloured engraving)

Eagle Owl (Bubo Ignavus), 1871-1896 (hand-coloured engraving)
986233 Eagle Owl (Bubo Ignavus), 1871-1896 (hand-coloured engraving) by Keulemans, Johan Gerard (1842-1912); 31.7x24.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Eagle Owl (Bubo Ignavus)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus), 1871-96 (hand coloured lithograph)

Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus), 1871-96 (hand coloured lithograph)
986080 Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus), 1871-96 (hand coloured lithograph) by Keulemans, Johan Gerard (1842-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: Rose-coloured Starling (Pastor roseus)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Thaumalea Amherstiae (Lady Amhersts Pheasant), 1870-1872 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Thaumalea Amherstiae (Lady Amhersts Pheasant), 1870-1872 (hand-coloured lithograph)
991229 Thaumalea Amherstiae (Lady Amhersts Pheasant), 1870-1872 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Keulemans, Johan Gerard (1842-1912) & Wolf

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Bluebellied Roller, 1893 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Bluebellied Roller, 1893 (hand-coloured lithograph)
991228 Bluebellied Roller, 1893 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Keulemans, Johan Gerard (1842-1912); 38.3x28.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Bluebellied Roller; Coracias Cyanogaster)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: A Magpie Observing Fieldmice, (coloured chalks and watercolour on paper)

A Magpie Observing Fieldmice, (coloured chalks and watercolour on paper)
824137 A Magpie Observing Fieldmice, (coloured chalks and watercolour on paper) by Keulemans, Johan Gerard (1842-1912); 52.1x41.7. cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Magpie Observing Fieldmice)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Dichocerus Bicornis, 1876-1882 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Dichocerus Bicornis, 1876-1882 (hand-coloured lithograph)
991233 Dichocerus Bicornis, 1876-1882 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Keulemans, Johan Gerard (1842-1912); 28.8x38 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Dichocerus Bicornis)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Dwarf cassowary by JG Keulemans

Dwarf cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Blue Duck Whio & New Zealand Scaup Papango

Blue Duck Whio & New Zealand Scaup Papango
Blue Duck or Whio, Hymenolaimus malocohynchos, and New Zealand Scaup or Papango, Aythya novaeseelandiae. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand

Background imageKeulemans Collection: North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli

North Island Brown Kiwi, Apteryx mantelli. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.3 Plate 48 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Southern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Southern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageKeulemans Collection: South Island Saddleback Tieke

South Island Saddleback Tieke, Philesturnus carunculatus (young and adult). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 3 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Fernbird Matata New Zealand Pipit Pihoihoi

Fernbird Matata New Zealand Pipit Pihoihoi
Fernbird Matata, Bowdleria punctata. New Zealand Pipit Pihoihoi, Anthus novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Silvereye Tauhou, Bellbird Korimako

Silvereye Tauhou, Bellbird Korimako
Silvereye Tauhou, Zosterops lateralis lateralis. Bellbird Korimako, Anthornis melanura melanura (male and female). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New

Background imageKeulemans Collection: New Zealand Falcon Karearea (adult & young)

New Zealand Falcon Karearea (adult & young)
New Zealand Falcon Karearea, Falco novaeseelandiae (adult an young). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 Plate 23 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Pied Shag Karuhiruhi, Chatham Island Shag

Pied Shag Karuhiruhi, Chatham Island Shag
Pied Shag Karuhiruhi, Phalacrocorax varius varius. Chatham Island Shag, Leucocarbo onslowi. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Auckland Island Teal (male) and Brown Teal

Auckland Island Teal (male) and Brown Teal
Auckland Island Teal, Anas aucklandica (male). Brown Teal or Pateke, Anas chlorotis. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand

Background imageKeulemans Collection: North Island Laughing Owl Whekau

North Island Laughing Owl Whekau
Norh Island Laughing Owl or Whekau, Sceloglaux albifacies rufifacies. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol 4 Plate 52. Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Antipodes Island Parakeet

Antipodes Island Parakeet, Cyanoramphus unicolor. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.4 Plate 56, Vol.4 Plate 55 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageKeulemans Collection: North Island Kokako, Callaeas wilsoni

North Island Kokako, Callaeas wilsoni. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 1 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: South Island & North Island Piopio

South Island & North Island Piopio
South Island Piopio, Turnagra capensis. North Island Piopio, Turnagara tanagra. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 4 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Various Petroica species of New Zealand

Various Petroica species of New Zealand
South Island Tomtit Ngirungiru, Petroica (Petroica) macrophala macrocephala (male). North Island Tomtit Miromiro, Petroica (Petroica) macrocephala toitoi (male)

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Yellowhead, Whitehead, Brown Creeper

Yellowhead, Whitehead, Brown Creeper
Yellowhead Mohua, Mohoua ochrocephala. Whitehead Popokotea, Mohoua albicilla. Brown Creeper Pipipi, Mohoua novaeseelandiae

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Rifleman, Bush Wren & Rock Wren

Rifleman, Bush Wren & Rock Wren
Rifleman Tititipounamu, Acanthisitta chloris (female and male). Bush Wren Matuhituhi, Zenicus longipes. Rock Wren Piwauwau, Xenicus gilviventris

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Long-tailed Cuckoo and Grey Warbler

Long-tailed Cuckoo and Grey Warbler
Long-tailed Cuckoo Koekoea, Eudynamys taitensis (adult and young). Grey Warbler Riroriro, Gregone igata. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Kaka, Nestor meridionalis (variety on left)

Kaka, Nestor meridionalis (variety on left). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.1 Plate 17 Date: 1888

Background imageKeulemans Collection: Shining Cuckoo (adult & young in Warbler nest)

Shining Cuckoo (adult & young in Warbler nest)
Shining Cuckoo Pipiwharauroa, Chrysococcyx lucidus lucidus (adult with young in Grey Warbler nest). Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol



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"Discover the Vibrant Wildlife of New Zealand through Keulemans' Art" Step into the enchanting world of New Zealand's diverse bird species, beautifully captured by the talented artist Johannes Keulemans. From the majestic Strigops habroptilus, commonly known as kakapo, to the charming Tui in both its young and adult forms, Keulemans brings these creatures to life on canvas. Intriguingly, it also portrays a melanistic variation of the New Zealand Fantail on his left-hand side. The dark plumage adds an air of mystery to this already captivating bird. Moving on to another iconic species, we encounter male and female Huia birds depicted with meticulous detail - their unique beaks and feathers truly stand out. Cyanoramphus parakeets grace Keulemans' artwork with their vibrant colors and playful nature. These various parakeet species showcase the rich avian diversity found in New Zealand. Additionally, we are introduced to the elegant New Zealand Pigeon Kereru as it perches gracefully amidst lush foliage. Venturing further into this artistic journey, we stumble upon South Island Takahe (Porphyrio hochestetteri), a rare flightless bird that has been successfully preserved thanks to conservation efforts. The vivid portrayal captures its distinctive appearance perfectly. It also delves into capturing different stages of development in birds such as the youthful exuberance of New Zealand Kingfishers alongside their mature counterparts. Furthermore, he masterfully depicts male and female New Zealand Quails Koreke showcasing their subtle yet striking differences. Amongst his extensive collection is an 1887 piece featuring Dartford Warblers - a testament to Keuleman's enduring legacy as an artist whose work spans generations. Another noteworthy addition is Paradise Shelduck Putangitangi; its graceful presence symbolizes harmony within nature. Finally, no exploration would be complete without encountering the mischievous Kea, Nestor notabilis.