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Creator:
John Collet, (?), ca. 1725–1780, British
Title:
Red-Plumed Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisea Apoda Raggiana), Southeastern New Guinea
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor with gouache over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 13 15/16 inches (48.6 x 35.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "No Ref (underlined) | 18 (encircled) | Red-plumed Bird of Paradise (Paradisea apoda raggiana) | South-eastern New Guinea | LGW"; on back of mount, upper center: "ENGLISH SCHOOL (COLLETT?) | RED-PLUMED BIRD of PARADISE"

collector's stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in black ink, on back, center, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1810
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bird | bird-of-paradise | branch | feathers
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12995
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