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"Bridled Plover"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 26.9 x 18 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 323

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the left. It is depicted standing on a base of yellow ochre with some tufts of grass against a plain background. The bird's underparts are white overlaid with grey hatched lines, and feathers outlined in brown. There is a brown stripe overlaid with black hatched lines from the top of the head down the side of the neck. The upper parts are otherwise pale blue-grey overlaid with darker hatching and brown detail, with a white stripe on the wing. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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