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"Piping Roller", native name "Tarra-won-nang"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 42.5 x 32.7 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. LS13

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the right. It is depicted perching on a white branch shaded grey underneath against a plain background. The bird is predominantly coloured black overlaid with black hatched lines, with white patches on the back of the neck, the shoulder of the wing, the tail and underparts. It has a pale grey bill. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in pencil and brown ink.

 

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