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King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), 1758. Creator: Aert Schouman

King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), 1758. Creator: Aert Schouman

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King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), 1758. Creator: Aert Schouman

King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), 1758

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1750s Aert Schouman Aert Van Schouman Bird Of Prey Plumage Raptor Schouman Aert Schouman Aert Van Vulture King Vulture Sarcoramphus Papa Watercolour Paint


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This exquisite 18th century watercolor painting, titled "King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)" by Aert Schouman, offers a captivating glimpse into the natural world of the past. Created during the 1750s, this masterpiece hails from the Low Countries, specifically from the Netherlands, and is now part of the esteemed collection at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Aert Schouman, a renowned Dutch artist, meticulously captured the grandeur and intricacy of the King Vulture's plumage in this stunning work. The vulture's wings are spread wide, revealing the intricate patterns and rich colors that adorn its body. The King Vulture, with its distinctive bald head and powerful beak, is depicted in a lifelike and detailed manner, showcasing Schouman's exceptional artistic skills. The King Vulture, a bird of prey native to Central and South America, is a fascinating creature that has long captured the imagination of naturalists and artists alike. In this artwork, Schouman invites us to appreciate the beauty and majesty of this magnificent raptor, transporting us to a time when the natural world was a source of endless fascination and wonder. This watercolor painting, with its vibrant colors and intricate details, is a testament to the rich artistic heritage of the Netherlands during the 18th century. It serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating the natural world, both then and now. The King Vulture may no longer roam the skies above Europe, but through Schouman's art, we can still marvel at its beauty and appreciate the wonder of nature.

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