- Museum number
Scapular feather of the Spotted rail, vane to right; tail-piece to Thomas Bewick's 'History of British Birds' (Newcastle: 1804, Vol II, p.12); from transfer drawing by Thomas Bewick; proof.
Wood-engraving with hand-colouring
- Production date
- 1801 (possibly)
Height: 12 millimetres (image)
Width: 75 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- See 1882,0311.1909 for different state and 1882,0311.1399 for related transfer drawing.
According to Iain Bain in 'The Watercolours and Drawings of Thomas Bewick and his Workshop Apprentices' (London: 1981, II, p.204), the image was possibly engraved during the week ending 15 August 1801.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: History of British Birds (Volume II)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: I.B. 2563