Not a parrot but a bird of paradise. Nevertheless, the curator of this collection (me) decided this print, printed on heavy wove paper by this forgotten artist deserved to be in the company of the other birds in the parrot collection. Brauer was born in Leipzig, known also as an illustrator and sculptor and probably immigrated (after WW-II?) to New-Zealand. The artist bequested several of his works to the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in 1965.
Below some more small sized etched examples in this collection by this artist.
Brauer, Johannes (Hans) (Leipzig 24-02-1887 - After 1965 probably/possibly New-Zealand)
Painter, illustrator, advertisement artist, graphic artist and printmaker. Studied at Leipzig “Akademie für Graphischen Künste und Buchgewerbe” and at Munich academy.
Probably emigrated to New-Zealand. In 1965 the Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand received a collection of prints as a personal gift from the artist.
Leipzig “Zeichenschule Brauer” saw painter sculptor Max Klinger (1857-1920) following Sunday class courses.
Dresslers KHB 1930: Leipzig-Stünz, Zweenfurtherstrasse 5