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"Ash Headed Falcon"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and1797]
Dimensions: 22.4 x 19 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 109


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  • Thomas Watling]
  • The drawing is annotated in ink at the bottom "About one fifth of the Natural size."
  • The drawing is signed "Watling, Delt." towards the bottom of the picture, but is undated.
  • The drawing is inscribed in ink at top right with the number "18.". This refers to the catalogue list compiled by John Latham c. 1801 which was acquired with the drawings, and is filed with them at the end of the Watling Drawings series.
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at the top "Ash-headed Falcon La MS". This has been copied in ink at bottom, "Ash headed Falcon Lathams MS". ("Lathams MS" is the catalogue list compiled by John Latham referred to above.)
  • The bird has more recently been identified as either the Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus or the Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus in Hindwood, K.A. (1970)
  • The drawing is annotated in pencil at top "Lambert Drawing II 1". This refers to a related set of drawings from the collections of the 13th Earl of Derby, held in the Library at Knowsley Hall, Lancashire.
  • The author of this catalogue record is Suzanne Stenning.
  • By permission of the trustees of the Natural History Museum (London)
  • Two sets of transparencies held in the Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Library and Picture Library: Picture Library reference number 12109
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available
  • Hindwood K. A. 'The "Watling" drawings with incidental notes on the "Lambert" and the "Latham" drawings', Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for the years 1968-69 (1970).