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"Pondicherry Eagle"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 28.8 x 25.7 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 96

 

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Chestnut brown bird with grey to white head and breast, with darker wing feathers. The body is facing to the left with the head twisted upwards and to the right. The bird is perched on a tree branch with one foot raised, and set against a plain background. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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