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Creator:
William Swainson, 1789–1855, British
Title:

A Bird

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 7 3/8in. (23.2 x 18.7cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center right: "Back wings + tail deep | black. | under parts all | [...] | bands on the wings | White."; lower center: "Malacaonotus atropurpureus. Burchell."; on verso, lower center: "57"

Watermark

Signed in graphite, lower left: "W. Swainson del."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.47
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | branch
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:18240
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