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"Velvet-faced Crow"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 20.9 x 19 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 142


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Bird in profile, with its body facing to the right and its head turned to the left, perched on a tree branch against a plain background. The face, bill and throat are black. The body is blue-grey, overlaid with darker grey hatched lines. Wing and tail feathers are dark grey and also overlaid with darker hatched detail and paler grey highlights. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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