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Artist: Raper, George
Created: [1792]
Dimensions: 23.6 x 29.8 cm
Reference: Raper Drawing - no. 32


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Drawing of an antelope in right profile, with a scale of feet in black ink on the left-hand side (1 foot = 4.2 cm.). It is coloured pale brown above and white below, with black markings on the face, tail, legs and belly, and a pair of long horns. It is depicted grazing on a green-grey coloured vegetation, standing on grey ground. The drawing is framed with a thick black ink line and a triple-banded border, the central band of which is coloured with a pink wash and includes a plain panel below the drawing which contains the title. The signature and date are located in the inner band at lower right. Most of the outer band appears to have been lost through the drawing having been cropped.


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