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Oiseau Collection

"Oiseau: A Kaleidoscope of Avian Wonders" In the vast realm of nature, birds have always captivated our imagination with their vibrant colors and graceful flights

Background imageOiseau Collection: ALPHABET OF BIRDS for... S: Serin, circa 1925 (illustration)

ALPHABET OF BIRDS for... S: Serin, circa 1925 (illustration)
7206958 ALPHABET OF BIRDS for... S: Serin, circa 1925 (illustration) by French School, (20th century); 25, 5x17, 10 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: S: Serin, ALPHABET OF BIRDS for)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Red knot, Calidris canutus. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Edward Donovan from his

Red knot, Calidris canutus. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Edward Donovan from his own "Natural
FLO4612763 Red knot, Calidris canutus. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Edward Donovan from his own " Natural History of British Birds, " London, 1794-1819

Background imageOiseau Collection: Boule de Plumes

Boule de Plumes
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Background imageOiseau Collection: Boule de Plumes

Boule de Plumes
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Background imageOiseau Collection: Boule de Plumes

Boule de Plumes
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Background imageOiseau Collection: Boule de Plumes

Boule de Plumes
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Background imageOiseau Collection: Boule de Plumes

Boule de Plumes
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Background imageOiseau Collection: Boule de Plumes

Boule de Plumes
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Background imageOiseau Collection: Natura Naturans, 1891 (illustration)

Natura Naturans, 1891 (illustration)
8600327 Natura Naturans, 1891 (illustration) by Burns, Robert (1869-1941); (add.info.: "Natura Naturans" 1891 Art Nouveau drawing by Robert Burns)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585767 Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (back) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageOiseau Collection: Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture)

Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture)
8587156 Horus, Horus Temple, Edfu (sculpture) by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu, city located on the left bank of the Nile between Aswan and Luxor Temple of Edfu)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)

Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)
8588570 Horus, Kom Ombo Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Kom Ombo Temple, between Luxor and Aswan Horus)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu

Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu
8587685 Horus with the Wrecked Crown, Temple of Horus in Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Amenophis III, Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty

Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Amenophis III, Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (-1410 - -1370)
THT4307686 Luxor, Thebes: Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Amenophis III, Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (-1410 - -1370)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Horus, the temple of Philae

Horus, the temple of Philae
8588996 Horus, the temple of Philae by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Horus, the great God of Heaven)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Detail of fish and geese, Temple of Horus, Edfu

Detail of fish and geese, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8587003 Detail of fish and geese, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus. Built from 237 to 57 BC)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Ra the Sun King and Khnum, Keeper of the Nile Springs, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Ra the Sun King and Khnum, Keeper of the Nile Springs, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587590 Ra the Sun King and Khnum, Keeper of the Nile Springs, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageOiseau Collection: N for Snow - O for Bird - P for Umbrella, 1920 (illustration)

N for Snow - O for Bird - P for Umbrella, 1920 (illustration)
8603142 N for Snow - O for Bird - P for Umbrella, 1920 (illustration) by Fricero, Catherine Josephine Marie (1878-1923) ; 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Horus, Pschent's headdress, Horus temple, Edfu

Horus, Pschent's headdress, Horus temple, Edfu
8587048 Horus, Pschent's headdress, Horus temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Edfu)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu

Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8586924 Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu

Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu
8586497 Eagles symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt, Temple of Horus, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt Edfu, a city in Upper Egypt housing the Temple of Horus)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Thot, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)

Thot, Kom Ombo Temple (relief)
8588455 Thot, Kom Ombo Temple (relief) by Egyptian; Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Kom Ombo Temple, between Luxor and Aswan Thoth, messenger of the Gods)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu

Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587250 Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageOiseau Collection: E F G : Elephant, Faisan dore, Gazelle, Gobe-mouches - Alphabet of the wild animals

E F G : Elephant, Faisan dore, Gazelle, Gobe-mouches - Alphabet of the wild animals
DUV4218987 E F G : Elephant, Faisan dore, Gazelle, Gobe-mouches - Alphabet of the wild animals, 1876 (engraving) by French School

Background imageOiseau Collection: Purgatorio, Canto 9 : Dante, in a dream, is carried off by an eagle

Purgatorio, Canto 9 : Dante, in a dream, is carried off by an eagle
GIA745663 Purgatorio, Canto 9 : Dante, in a dream, is carried off by an eagle, illustration from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 1885 (digitally coloured engraving) by Dore

Background imageOiseau Collection: Les Saltimbanks Painting by Gustave Dore (1832-1883), 1874 - Clermont Ferrand

Les Saltimbanks Painting by Gustave Dore (1832-1883), 1874 - Clermont Ferrand
JLJ4600263 Les Saltimbanks Painting by Gustave Dore (1832-1883), 1874 - Clermont Ferrand (Clermont-Ferrand), Musee d art Roger Quilliot by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Musee d Art Roger Quilliot

Background imageOiseau Collection: Du rififi chez les guêpiers

Du rififi chez les guêpiers
Barré Thierry

Background imageOiseau Collection: Maeterlinck Bluebird Theatre Plays Oiseau Bleu

Maeterlinck Bluebird Theatre Plays Oiseau Bleu
maeterlinck, bluebird, theatre, plays, oiseau, bleu, 1908, land, memory, children, meet, dead, grandparents, finding, quiet, happy, well, old, age, history, historical, 10172529

Background imageOiseau Collection: Red parrots, c. 1910 (illustration)

Red parrots, c. 1910 (illustration)
1904746 Red parrots, c.1910 (illustration) by Kuhnert, Wilhelm (1865-1926); (add.info.: Kuhnert in: The Life of Animals, by Louis Brehm, Hungarian edition, circa 1910)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Kea, Nestor notabilis, c. 1910 (illustration)

Kea, Nestor notabilis, c. 1910 (illustration)
1904747 Kea, Nestor notabilis, c.1910 (illustration) by Kuhnert, Wilhelm (1865-1926); (add.info.: Kuhnert in: The Life of Animals, by Louis Brehm, Hungarian edition, circa 1910)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Cockatoo, c. 1910 (illustration)

Cockatoo, c. 1910 (illustration)
1904745 Cockatoo, c.1910 (illustration) by Kuhnert, Wilhelm (1865-1926); (add.info.: Kuhnert in: The Life of Animals, by Louis Brehm, Hungarian edition, circa 1910)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Quetzal resplendent, c. 1910 (illustration)

Quetzal resplendent, c. 1910 (illustration)
1904748 Quetzal resplendent, c.1910 (illustration) by Kuhnert, Wilhelm (1865-1926); (add.info.: Kuhnert in: The Life of Animals, by Louis Brehm, Hungarian edition, circa 1910)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Banks cockatoo, c. 1910 (illustration)

Banks cockatoo, c. 1910 (illustration)
1904738 Banks cockatoo, c.1910 (illustration) by Kuhnert, Wilhelm (1865-1926); (add.info.: Kuhnert in: The Life of Animals, by Louis Brehm, Hungarian edition, circa 1910)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Leadbeater's Cockatoo, c. 1910 (illustration)

Leadbeater's Cockatoo, c. 1910 (illustration)
1904739 Leadbeater's Cockatoo, c.1910 (illustration) by Kuhnert, Wilhelm (1865-1926); (add.info.: Kuhnert in: The Life of Animals, by Louis Brehm, Hungarian edition, circa 1910)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Little girl feeding a bird in a cage, 19th century (oil on canvas)

Little girl feeding a bird in a cage, 19th century (oil on canvas)
JLJ4567844 Little girl feeding a bird in a cage, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Maris, Jacob Henricus or Hendricus (1837-99); National Gallery, London

Background imageOiseau Collection: The Magpie (a snow-covered landscape, Etretat), 1869 (oil on canvas)

The Magpie (a snow-covered landscape, Etretat), 1869 (oil on canvas)
JLJ4660262 The Magpie (a snow-covered landscape, Etretat), 1869 (oil on canvas) by Monet, Claude (1840-1926); 89x130 cm; (add.info.: The Magpie (a snow-covered landscape, Etretat)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter F: Falconer, Fleuve, Pheasant, Fou. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter F: Falconer, Fleuve, Pheasant, Fou. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209774 Letter F: Falconer, Fleuve, Pheasant, Fou. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher, Paris

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209891 Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture; X: Xilophagus, Xiphias. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter O: Ours, Omnibus, Oie. engraving in ' Alphabet'. Finished printing on 15 November 1875 by

Letter O: Ours, Omnibus, Oie. engraving in " Alphabet". Finished printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles
DUV4209837 Letter O: Ours, Omnibus, Oie. engraving in " Alphabet". Finished printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher, Paris

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209892 Letter V: Harvest, Harvesters, Wine, Car, Vulture. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter P: Pharmacist, Pelican, Postillon, Umbrella, Butterfly, Firefighter, Penguin

Letter P: Pharmacist, Pelican, Postillon, Umbrella, Butterfly, Firefighter, Penguin
DUV4209850 Letter P: Pharmacist, Pelican, Postillon, Umbrella, Butterfly, Firefighter, Penguin. engraving in " Alphabet"

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter D: Dentist, Dragon, Devil, Turkey, Flag. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter D: Dentist, Dragon, Devil, Turkey, Flag. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209761 Letter D: Dentist, Dragon, Devil, Turkey, Flag. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher

Background imageOiseau Collection: Letter A: Angel, Arabic, Abbe, Arbaletrier, Eagle. engraving in ' Alphabet'

Letter A: Angel, Arabic, Abbe, Arbaletrier, Eagle. engraving in " Alphabet"
DUV4209743 Letter A: Angel, Arabic, Abbe, Arbaletrier, Eagle. engraving in " Alphabet". Finish printing on 15 November 1875 by Charles Unsinger for Alphonse Lemerre, bookseller-publisher

Background imageOiseau Collection: The garden of love - oil on canvas, 1638

The garden of love - oil on canvas, 1638
LRI4353846 The garden of love - oil on canvas, 1638 by Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640); 198x283 cm; Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: The garden of love by Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

Background imageOiseau Collection: Literature. Fairy tales. The Blue Bird. Illustration by J. Solomko, Czech Republic, 1919. (postcard)

Literature. Fairy tales. The Blue Bird. Illustration by J. Solomko, Czech Republic, 1919. (postcard)
3434098 Literature. Fairy tales. The Blue Bird. Illustration by J. Solomko, Czech Republic, 1919. (postcard) by Solomko, Sergei Sergeevich (1867-1928); (add.info.: Litterature. Conte de fees)

Background imageOiseau Collection: 2022 Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

2022 Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)
7337082 by Bonheur, Rosa (1822-99); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA; © Jean-Paul Paireault



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"Oiseau: A Kaleidoscope of Avian Wonders" In the vast realm of nature, birds have always captivated our imagination with their vibrant colors and graceful flights. From the majestic Red Knot to the elegant Whooper Swans in flight, these avian creatures never fail to mesmerize us. Edward Donovan's exquisite handcoloured copperplate drawings from his "Natural History of British Birds" take us back to a bygone era, where intricate details bring each bird to life on paper. The Red Knot, also known as Calidris canutus, stands out with its striking red plumage against a backdrop of lush greenery. Traveling across continents, we find ourselves in Hokkaido, Japan, where ice lakes become winter sanctuaries for Whooper Swans. In this frozen wonderland, these magnificent creatures gracefully glide through the air like ethereal beings. But it's not just real-life birds that capture our fascination; they also inspire art and literature. "Du rififi chez les guêpiers, " a French expression meaning chaos among bee-eaters conveys the lively dynamics within bird communities. The Bluebird Theatre Plays by Maeterlinck transport us into a world of enchantment and fantasy. Oiseau Bleu (Bluebird) takes center stage as characters come alive through theatrical performances. Moving forward in time but still immersed in artistic renderings, illustrations from c. 1910 showcase an array of colorful parrots such as Red Parrots and Kea - both displaying their unique personalities through vivid feathers and playful expressions. Cockatoos make their appearance too - whether it be Banks Cockatoo or Leadbeater's Cockatoo - each one radiates charm with its distinctive features and charismatic presence. Stepping away from illustrations onto canvas brings forth emotions captured by artists throughout history. A little girl feeding a bird in a cage evokes tenderness and compassion, reminding us of the delicate balance between freedom and care.