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Creator:
George Edwards, 1694–1773, British
Title:
Guinea Parrot
Date:
1736
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/4 × 8 3/4 inches (27.3 × 22.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "Guinea Parrot"; in pen and brown ink, lower right: "[...] Lady Wager Collecn | 1740 given | to Sr. Hans Sloan"; inscribed on back in graphite, lower center: "The common Guinea | parrot Varied | accidentally"; in pen and brown ink, lower right: "from Lady Wagers since presented | to Sr Hans Sloane and is now Living Geo Edwards"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Guinea"; in graphite, lower right: "2920"

[Fragment - crown] Fleur-de-lis.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2583
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bird | branch | parrot
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18)

Publications:
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Christopher Plumb, The Georgian menagerie : exotic animals in eighteenth-century London, I.B. Tauris, London, 2015, p. 208, fig. 11, QL73.G72 L667 2015

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9510
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