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Verso: Alewife or Shad (Pomolubus pseudoharengus Wilson), leaf from a volume (now consisting of 113 leaves of drawings), associated with John White
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Height: 391 millimetres
Width: 264 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See curatorial comment for BM SL-5270.1 for a discussion of the album which contains this series of drawings and SL,5270.97 for a discussion of the series of drawings of fish and reptiles (SL,5270.97 to 113).
There is an 18th century copy of this drawing in watercolour, commissioned by Hans Sloane before 1707 in British Library Add MS5267.110
Like salmon and shad, alewife grow in the sea but enter freshwater streams to spawn in ponds. They are eaten fresh or salted.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 Mar-Jun, BM, 'A New World:...'
2007/8 Oct-Jan, Raleigh, North Carolina Mus of History, 'A New World:...'
2008 Mar-Jun, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, 'A New World:...'
2008 Jul-Oct, Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, 'A New World:...'
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- Acquisition notes
- See Acq.Hist in BM SL-5270.1. Transferred from the Department of Manuscripts.
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