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"Common Curlew"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter (probably Watling, Thomas)
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 22 x 18 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 311


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Bird in profile, facing to the left. It is depicted standing on a green base against a plain background. The bird is predominantly brown with paler underparts, overlaid with darker stippling and striations. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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