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Creator:
George Edwards, 1694–1773, British
Title:
Ptarmigan
Date:
ca. 1738
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/4 × 8 5/8 inches (27.3 × 21.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and blue ink, upper center: "The Particoloured Lagopus of Gesner."; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "The White Partridge | in its Summer Feathers"; inscribed on back in pen and brown ink, lower center: "The Particoloured Lagopus of Gesner | this bird is supposed to be white in winter | and the same with the bird - call the white | Partridge - Geo Edwards"; in pen and black ink, lower center: "Snow Partridge"; in graphite, lower right: "2919"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5257
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bird | feathers | ptarmigan
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9508
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