Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Portugal and Madeira

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Date

1954

Identifier

Brasch DP526 SL47

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London: Batsford

Abstract

Dedicated intellectual and art aficionado, Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988), used a painting by his friend, Tristram Hillier (1905-83), as the frontispiece to his book, Portugal and Madeira. The younger brother of Edith and Osbert, Sitwell gained permission to reproduce the image, not only from Hillier, but from the painting’s owner, collector and gallery owner, Arthur Jeffress. Built in the 18th century in a style synonymous with Rococo, the painting of the Chapel of the Misercórdia in Viseu, Portugal, would have been reproduced by creating a plate from a photograph of the original.

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Sacheverell Sitwell, “Portugal and Madeira,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 22, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10709.

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