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Creator:
James Sowerby, 1756–1822, British
James de Carle Sowerby, 1787–1871, British
or Charles E. Sowerby, 1795–1842, British
Title:
Quagga Zebra
Date:
ca. 1824
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite with pen and black ink on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/4 x 8 7/8in. (18.4 x 22.5cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "This addition [...] | the apperance but | does not [...] with | the measure | may not the meek be [...] | more upright and of coarse | the head [...] back?"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Scale, one inch to a foot | lenght 12 hands, 3 inches | height 10 hands 1 inch"; on verso in graphite, upper right: "2"

Watermark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.161
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | grass | zebra (mammal)
Access:
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Publications:
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Christopher Plumb, Zebra, Reaktion Books, London, UK, p. 87, QL737.U62 P58 2018 (LC) (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:18373
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