I stumbled upon a painting by the Dutch painter Aart Schouman (1710-1792).
In this article I examine the birds in his composotion and their occurrence during the 18th century. Furthermore, I examine to what extent Schouman succeeded at portraying the species in a natural way.
Unfortunately, I was not able to access
Bol, A.J. (1991).Aart Schouman. Ingenious painter and draughtsman. Doornspijk: Davaco.
This work is likely to reveal more information.