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"Thrush"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 14.1 x 13.8 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 237

 

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Bird seen from a frontal view, with its body turned slightly to the left and its head turned in profile to the right. It is perched on a tree branch against a plain background. The bird's upper parts are brown overlaid with darker hatched lines, and short red horizontal lines over the wing. Its belly is yellow with brown vertical markings, and its throat white. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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