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Monitor lizard

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 12.2 x 34.9 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 365

 

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Reptile, in profile facing left, against a plain background. It is coloured predominantly black, overlaid with off-white stippled stripes. Its mouth is open to show its forked tongue. The drawing is signed by Watling, and annotated on the reverse in brown ink.

 

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