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"Guttural Thrush"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 24.6 x 20.5 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 218

 

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Bird seen from frontal view, its body turned slightly to the right and its head in profile to the left. It is perched on a tree branch against a plain background. The bird has a black head and throat, a white chin, and a yellow neck, breast and belly. The back and wings are olive green overlaid with darker markings and hatched lines. The tail is grey. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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