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Crested kingfisher, Megaceryle lugubris


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Crested kingfisher, Megaceryle lugubris

Number 4 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

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Jigsaw Puzzle (500 Pieces)

Discover the captivating beauty of the natural world with our Crested Kingfisher jigsaw puzzle from Media Storehouse. This intricately designed puzzle features a stunning watercolor painting of the Crested Kingfisher, Megaceryle lugubris, taken from the Mary Evans Prints Online collection. Dating back to 1833, this artwork is one of 61 watercolor drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains, showcasing the exquisite detail and skill of the unknown artist. Bring the vibrant colors and intricate patterns of the Crested Kingfisher into your home as you piece together this captivating jigsaw puzzle, a perfect activity for nature lovers and puzzle enthusiasts alike.

500 piece puzzles are custom made in Australia and hand-finished on 100% recycled 1.6mm thick laminated puzzle boards. There is a level of repetition in jigsaw shapes with each matching piece away from its pair. The completed puzzle measures 40x51cm and is delivered packaged in an attractive presentation box specially designed to fit most mail slots with a unique magnetic lid

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Estimated Product Size is 50.7cm x 40.3cm (20" x 15.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.

This exquisite watercolor drawing depicts the Crested Kingfisher, Megaceryle lugubris, which is number 4 in a series of 61 avian illustrations from the Himalaya Mountains. The artwork is part of the extensive collection of Lady Mary Bentinck, an influential figure in British colonial India during the early 19th century. The drawing, created in 1833, is currently housed in the Library & Archives of the British Library under the reference Z88 f BEN. The Crested Kingfisher, also known as the Common Kingfisher, is a small, colorful bird belonging to the family Cerylidae and the order Coraciiformes. Native to the Old World, this bird is widely distributed across Asia and parts of Africa. Known for their distinctive crest and vibrant plumage, Kingfishers are renowned for their unique hunting technique. They perch on a branch or submerged stick and wait for their prey to come into sight before diving headfirst into the water to catch it. Lady Mary Bentinck, the daughter of the Duke of Portland, arrived in India in 1805 as the wife of the then Governor-General, the Marquess Wellesley. She was an accomplished artist and naturalist, and her passion for the natural world is evident in this stunning collection of watercolor drawings. The Bentinck Collection is a testament to her dedication to documenting the diverse avian life of the Himalayas during the British colonial era. The intricate details of the Crested Kingfisher's plumage, the subtle shading, and the lifelike representation of its beak and crest are a testament to the artist's skill and expertise. The drawing provides a glimpse into the rich natural history of the Himalayas and offers a fascinating insight into the past, offering a connection to a bygone era.

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