Peacock by De Bevere

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).


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