Japanese Parrot Art

Parrots and other exotic birds were a favorite subject of shin hanga print designers. In many of the prints pictured below, the birds are delicately perched atop a beautiful flowering branch. These compositions, more romantic than realistic, are typical of shin hanga kacho-e. A few prints, such as Kurumazaka by Hiroshi Yoshida, depict the birds in more natural poses.

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Cockatoo and Pomegranate, 1927

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Cockatoo and Pomegranate

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
A Pair of Macaws

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Cockatoo on Bar, 1927

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Two White Cockatoos on a Red Bar

Ohara Koson (1877-1945)
Parrot on Flowering Plum

Utagawa Toyokuni (1769 - 1825)

Shoun Yamamoto (1870-1965)
The View of the Four Seasons

Kiyokata Kaburagi (1878-1973)

Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790)

Toraji Ishikawa (1875-1964)
Blue Cockatoo, 1934

Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991)
Cage Birds, 1957

Ito Sozan (1884-?)
Parrot on Pomegranate, 1925

Ito Sozan (1884-?)
Two Macaws in Tree, 1925

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)
Kibatan Parrot, 1926

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)
Obatan Parrot, 1926

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)
Kurumazaka, 1926

Tsuruoka Kakunen (1892-1977)
Parrot on Flowering Branch, 1940

Hodo Nishimura (active 1930s)
Parrot on Magnolia, 1937

Hodo Nishimura (active 1930s)
Cockatoo on Branch, 1938

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Parrot on a Flowering Crabapple Branch, late 1830s

Norman Lindsay

Norman Alfred William Lindsay (1879 – 1969)  was a renowned Australian artist and writer.
Lindsay was born in Creswick, Victoria. He was a prolific artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist and scale modeler, as well as being a highly talented boxer.

Lady and Parrot, 1986

Lady and Parrot, 1917

Lesbia, 1921
Etching, soft ground and stipple on paper

Imperia, 1920
Etching, aquatint, engraving and roulette on paper

Cracker Jack Parrot Puzzle

This paper Parrot Puzzle is marked "C. Carey Cloud" and is dated "1946", the year it was distributed as a Cracker Jack prize. It measures approximately 3 3/8" by 2 3/8"overall, and is printed on card stock paper. The instructions are printed on the back:

Like Cloud's Cowboy Puzzle that came before it, the Parrot Puzzle is derivative of Sam Loyd's Trick Mules.

Macaw Parrots in Art pt.5

George Chinnery (1774 – 1852)
A Geisha Girl

George Benjamin Luks (1867–1933)

Ira Tsantekidou (born 1967)
Lady with Parrot

Joseph Crawhall (1861-1913)
The Aviary, Clifton, 1888

Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865 -1926)
At the Zoo

Vladimir Dolgov (born 1953)
Lady with a parrot, 2005

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 – 1792)
Lady cockburn and her 3 sons, 1773

Tobias Stranover (1684-1756)
Wild fowl

Thomas C. Ward
Still life of fruits and parrot, 1855

Roelandt Jacobsz Savery (1576-1639)
Landscape with Birds, 1628

William Roberts (1895–1980)
The cockatoos

Tim Ashkar (born 1956)
Lady with Parrot

Tim Ashkar (born 1956)
In the solarium

Tim Ashkar (born 1956)
Columns with parrots

Giuseppe De Nittis (1846–1884)
La signora dei pappagalli, 1869 ca.

Macaw Parrots in Art pt.4

Jakab Bogdány (1660-1724)
Scarlet Macaw in a Landscape

Jakab Bogdány (1660-1724)
Still-life with Birds
Jan van Kessel (1626-1679)
Concert of Birds

Jan van Kessel (1626-1679)
The Mockery of the Owl

Jan van Kessel (1626-1679)
Tropical birds in a landscape

Jan van Kessel the Younger (ca.1654-1708)
The Animals entering Noahs Ark
Juan de Labrador
Still life with a parrot Macaw

Max Liebermann (1847 – 1935)
The parrot man, 1902

Michael Kerman (born 1964)
LadyWith Parrot

Nicolò dell'Abate (ca. 1510 –1571)
Portrait of a Gentleman with a Parrot, 1552-55

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640)
King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, 1620

Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947)
Girl with Parrot

 Eva Beve (1871 - 1922)
woodblock from around 1913

William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941)
Reddy and the macaw