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"New-Holland Crane"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 28.1 x 15.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 303

 

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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated.
  • The drawing is inscribed in ink at top right with the number "230.". This refers to the catalogue list compiled by John Latham c. 1801 which was acquired with the drawings, and is filed with them at the end of the Watling Drawings series.
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at top "New-Holland Crane". This has been copied in ink at lower left, "New Holland Crane".
  • This bird was more recently identified as the Brolga, Grus rubicundus in Hindwood K. A. (1970).
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at top "Lambert Drawing. III. 15". This refers to a related set of drawings from the collections of the 13th Earl of Derby, held in the Library at Knowsley Hall, Lancashire.
  • The author of this catalogue record is Suzanne Stenning.
  • By permission of the trustees of the Natural History Museum (London)
  • Two sets of transparencies held in the Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Library and Picture Library: Picture Library reference number 12303
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available.
  • Hindwood K. A. 'The "Watling" drawings with incidental notes on the "Lambert" and the "Latham" drawings', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for the years 1968-69 (1970).
  • This drawing is reproduced in Wheeler, A. and Smith, B, The Art of the First Fleet and other early Australian Drawings. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1988. (Plate 208, p. 195).