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Marsupial, "Native name Dab-bie"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 14.8 x 29.8 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 85


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Mammal, facing to the left and shown from above with legs outstretched to show the loose skin at its sides, against a plain background. The animal is predominantly grey, with darker stripes from the nose to the middle of the back, and from the front paws along the sides. The tail is thick and longer than the body, with a white tip. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in brown ink.


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