Neophron percnopterus (Egyptian Vulture)
- Watercolor over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
- Sheet: 14 × 18 inches (35.6 × 45.7 cm)
Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper center to upper right:"This vulture is to be reduced to about the size of the black crested eagle | <...> Upon mature consideration it ought | not to be less."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- animal art
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James Bruce, Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 , Edinburgh, 1790, Precedes p. 165-168 (vol. 5), DT377 B88 1790+ Oversize (YCBA Rare Books)