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"Scarlet and Green Parrot"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [Between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 23.2 x 17.8 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 135

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the left, perched on a branch against a plain background. The bird has a green head, back, tail and wings, with a white bar across the shoulder, and a blue rump. The bill, throat, breast and belly are red, with green patches at the throat and beneath the tail. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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