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Creator:
James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:

Hyaena hyaena (Striped Hyena)

Part Of:

Collective Title: Thirty-five Watercolor Drawings of Fish, Birds, Flowers, and Plants

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/8 × 15 inches (53 × 38.1 cm) and Spine: 21 1/8 inches (53.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "scale of one foot"; on verso in pen and brown ink, upper center: "This is to be reduced to the size that a | considerable space may be left for the | size of the rhinoceros, which is to precede | him is the largest animal to be published, | and this is to be second.- | The Rhinoceros will occupy Six inches long & three | inches high English measure half an inch less for the | reduced Hyena will be"; lower left: "Hyena No 2"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9089(36)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | animals | birds | deer | fish | flowers (plants) | plants | taxonomy (discipline)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:68923
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