Hoopoe  -  Artist unknown

The Bentinck Drawings Collection - Artist unknown
Hoopoe, c.1833.
Watercolour on paper, 155 x 260 mm.

During the 1830s, Lady Bentinck is believed to have commissioned a collection of drawings of birds from the Himalayas while she was living in India. Her husband , Lord William Henry Cavedish Bentinck was Governor General of India from 1827 to 1835. These outstanding drawings by a local artist represent one of the earliest collections depicting some of the birds from this region.

More information

Larger image

Additional Images from the Bentinck Collection