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Creator:
unknown artist
Title:

The Purple Heron

Date:
Undated
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in brown ink, gray ink, gouache, and graphite, on medium, moderately textured, cream, wove paper, mounted on, very thick, moderately textured, cream, cardboard
Dimensions:
Mount: 20 11/16 × 26 9/16 inches (52.5 × 67.5 cm) and Sheet: 18 1/4 × 25 1/8 inches (46.4 × 63.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite on mount, lower left: "Purple Heron COX DAME [crossed out]; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "Purple Heron ARDEA PURPUREA"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.588
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | birds | heron | ornithology | purple | science | taxonomy (discipline)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2229
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