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"Brown Plover"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 19.2 x 16.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 324


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Bird in profile, facing to the left. It is depicted perched on a branch against a plain background. The bird is predominantly painted in shades of brown, with paler underparts. The upper parts are overlaid with white and pale brown detail, with black outlines on the wing feathers. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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