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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1917,1208.1066

  • Description

    Birds and two monkeys, several perched on bare tree branches beside a stone sculpted fountain; a monkey on a gourd plant to left, two parrots eating pears, perched on a stone scroll in the foreground, another monkey on a lege to right, eating an apple; plate I of a set of twelve. 1726
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1726
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 301 millimetres
    • Width: 365 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the image on the scroll 'Peter Cassteels [sic] Pinxit et Fecit / Londini / 1726 / I'.
  • Curator's comments

    One of a full set: 1917,1208.1066-1077. According to Vertue, the set of birds was 'the first work in that kind of his doing, (except some two or three other little plates as tryals)'.

  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1917

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1917,1208.1066

Birds and two monkeys, several perched on bare tree branches beside a stone sculpted fountain; a monkey on a gourd plant to left, two parrots eating pears, perched on a stone scroll in the foreground, another monkey on a lege to right, eating an apple; plate I of a set of twelve.  1726  Hand-coloured etching

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Birds and two monkeys, several perched on bare tree branches beside a stone sculpted fountain; a monkey on a gourd plant to left, two parrots eating pears, perched on a stone scroll in the foreground, another monkey on a lege to right, eating an apple; plate I of a set of twelve. 1726 Hand-coloured etching

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