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Martin Erich Philipp created a new (and important market by exhibiting and selling stacks of his first large vertical parrot prints in America. But also in Germany many artists saw the decorative (and commercial) possibilities of the parrot. In most cities a zoo with a fine collections was nearby. Besides the Macaw (Ara) Cockatoos were the second tropical bird to follow in the print aviary, while some artist added pheasants, peacocks guinea fowl.

Always collecting on a budget (once upon a time these prints were flying abundantly around) today prices for these printed birds are “considerable”,  resulting sometimes to be content with a lesser preserved copy. 


2 MEPH parrot prints are listed in the Wish List (D14 last duo in blue and red and D38).

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