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"Tippet Cuckoo"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 18.2 x 16.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 156


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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is annotated in ink at bottom "one half the Natural size. A rare Bird."
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated.
  • The drawing is annotated in ink at top right with the number "74.", which refers to the catalogue list compiled by Latham c. 1802 and which is held with the Watling Collection.
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at top centre "Tippet Cuckoo Sup. 2. 138.". This has been copied in ink at bottom, "Tippet Cuckoo. Lathams Syn Suppt 2.p.138". The page reference is to Latham's Second Supplement to the General Synopsis of Birds (1802).
  • This bird was more recently described as "indeterminable" in Hindwood K. A. (1970).
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at top centre "Lambert Drawing II. 27". 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 12156
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available
  • Latham, John. Supplement II to the General Synopsis of Birds. London: Leigh, Sotheby, 1802. (p. 138)
  • Mathews, G.M. and Iredale, T. 'Thomas Watling, Artist', The Austral Avian Record, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.33-43, 1922.
  • 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).