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James Bruce, 1730–1794

Fennecus verdus (Fennec)

Additional Title(s):

Fennec No. 3 Original of illustration in "Travels through Abyssinia"

Watercolor and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 9 3/4 × 12 3/8 inches (24.8 × 31.4 cm)

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "scale of three inches"; on verso in pen and brown ink, center left: "This is to be reduced with the size of | an ordinary plate that is [...] a [...] between the Lynx x [...] He should not be more than 1 inches long | per half a little shorter"; lower right: "Fennec No 3"; center left: "[...]"

Collector's Stamp

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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Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

James Bruce, Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 , Edinburgh, 1790, p. 128-138 (vol. 5), DT377 B88 1790+ Oversize (YCBA Rare Books) [ORBIS]

Paul Hulton, Luigi Balugani's drawings of African plants, From the collection made by James Bruce of Kinnaird on his travels to discover the source of the Nile 1767-1773 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1991, p. 52, Precedes p. 55, QK98.183 B2 H85 1991 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA) [YCBA]

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