Pieter Cornelius de Bevere
(Born 1722-died before 1781)
Peacock (Pavo cristatus), 1754-1757.
Watercolour on paper, 386 x 497mm.
Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789) was Governor of Ceylon from
1752 to 1757. During this time he used the services of Pieter
Cornelius de Bevere (1722-died before 1781) to compile a remarkable
record of the natural history of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
images from the Loten Collection