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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    SL,5261.102

  • Description

    A giraffe (?), in an album originally containing 167 drawings of quadrupeds; with a horn on its head and tufted neck and breast, lying down to right Watercolour

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 17thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 236 millimetres
    • Width: 323 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed, possibly in Sir Hans Sloane's handwriting, in graphite in top right corner: "6"; and in another [later?] hand in pen and ink in top left corner: "102"; and in a third [also later?] hand in graphite at right: "1 Cervus / Camelopardis / Giraffe"
  • Curator's comments

    German XVIIc.
    For a description of the album see Curator's Comment in SL,5261.1. In album SL,5261.1 to 167.

  • Location

    Not on display (203.a.01)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1753

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred to Prints and Drawings 17 November 1886 (see note on fly-leaf). Transferred from the Department of Manuscripts.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    SL,5261.102

A giraffe (?), in an album originally containing 167 drawings of quadrupeds; with a horn on its head and tufted neck and breast, lying down to right Watercolour

Recto

A giraffe (?), in an album originally containing 167 drawings of quadrupeds; with a horn on its head and tufted neck and breast, lying down to right Watercolour

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