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A male gold pheasant: a bird standing on a mossy rock in profile to right, with a crest and a long dappled tail; plate for 'Birds ... from the Menagerie at Osterley Park' (1794).
- Production date
- 1786 (?)
Height: 210 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 317 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- The sheet is mounted with a hand-coloured double border, in the manner of a watercolour.
'Portraits of rare and curious birds, with their descriptions, from the menagery of Osterly Park' was commissioned from Hayes by Robert and Sarah Child of Osterley Park and published in 1794: it comprised forty-two plates in two volumes, the first dedicated to Thomas Pennant, the second to Reverend G. H. Glasse, with anecdotal and descriptive text. A second edition was published in 1799 'for the benefit of his family'.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Portraits of Rare and Curious Birds ... in the Menagerie at Osterley Park
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- Acquisition notes
- With an unidentified collector's mark on the verso: block capital 'A' printed in black ink with deep shadow below another inscription in purple ink (erased and illegible). Not in Lugt.
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