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"New Holland Manakin"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 14.2 x 14.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 288

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the right. It is depicted perched on a branch leaning towards a sprig of slender leaves and red berries, against a plain background. The upper parts of the bird are predominantly brown, blending to chestnut brown on the back and top of the head, overlaid with black hatched lines and white detail. The underparts are white - pale yellow. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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