FREE Parrot pics you can use

by Rick Brentlinger
(Pace, FL, USA)

Parrot pictures are from “Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae or Parrots,” published in Great Brittain in 1832 by British artist Edward Lear.

Lear began painting parrots in 1830 when he was eighteen years old. In 1832 he published 42 paintings of parrots as lithographed plates bound together in book form. A total of 175 books containing his hand-colored prints were made, of which about 100 survive today.

Remember that in 1832, color plates in books were colored by hand or required separate press runs to add in each desired color. The skilled work of an artist or repeated press runs limited the number of books that could be profitably produced. Lear's Parrot books would have been purchased by the wealthy or by museums and universities.

Lear painted many of his parrots live at the London Zoo. Some of his exotic subjects lived in private collections on English estates and were painted in their home environment. The quality of his parrot paintings established Lear’s reputation as one of Britain’s best natural history artists.

These pictures are in the public domain
and may be freely used by anyone
anywhere for any purpose.

That means you are free to put these parrot pics on tee shirts to sell or make up your own parrot stationery sets to sell or put them on posters or incorporate them into your own artwork.

Because these incredible parrot paintings are in the public domain, you are free to use them in any way you want, including reproducing them on fine parchment paper and selling them, perhaps in your own Etsy shop online. Isn't that cool? Public domain means these photos are FREE for anyone anywhere to use, repurpose and sell as you see fit.

Can you brainstorm some way to use these photos on your blog or on Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram, to make unique tee shirts and posters to sell on Zazzle or CafePress or in the city where you live? I've provided the FREE parrot pictures which you can download. Are you ready to use your entrepreneurial talents to use these pictures to make money?

Frame and resell the photos
in your Etsy store.

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Jan 14, 2011
Parrots would make a great calendar!
by: Grant (near L.A.)

Love the parrot pictures. They would make a great calendar! I also love the fact that they're free for anyone to use.

Nov 02, 2013
These would make a cool mix of greeting cards
by: Miss M - San Diego

Just what I'm looking for to make greeting cards. I'l print them up on a friend's printer, make about 20 sets and see if I can sell them for $10 per set of 12. I'll leave the inside blank. Thanks for the helpful ideas. I need to explore the rest of your website.

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