Blue Macaw

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1731, BK-17496

German scientists discovered the ingredients of Chinese porcelain in the 18th century. Elector August the Strong was such a fan of this hard, translucent white material that he filled his Japanese Palace in Dresden with porcelain objects. In the 1730s, he had a series of large birds and animals…

An Amsterdam Canal House Garden

Cornelis Troost, c. 1740 - 1745, painting, SK-A-2576

Blue Parrot

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1730 - c. 1733, BK-17493

Pair of Seated Figures (pagodas)

Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, 1735, BK-17481-B

Decorative Depiction with Plants…

anonymous, 1760 - 1799, painting, SK-A-3917

Parrot

anonymous, c. 1729, BK-NM-12400-258

Wat een gouden snavel!

Francisco de Goya, 1797 - 1799, print, RP-P-1921-2074

Geleerde in zijn studeervertrek

Philippe Louis Parizeau, after Louis Félix de La Rue, 1771, print, RP-P-1961-168

Allegorie op de vergankelijkheid…

Jan de Groot, after Johannes de Boekhorst, 1745, print, RP-P-OB-17.167

Allegorie op de vergankelijkheid…

Jan de Groot, after Johannes de Boekhorst, 1745, print, RP-P-1906-3285