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"Black-eyed Creeper"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [Between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 19.6 x 17.2 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 179


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Bird, frontal view with body turned slightly to the right and head turned in profile to the left, perched on a branch against a plain background. The bird has a white face with a yellow to brown crown, a black patch around the eye, and a black mark that curves down from behind this patch to the top of the breast. The throat, breast and belly are white, the wing and tail yellow overlaid with brown to black. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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