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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1917,1208.1069

  • Description

    A peacock on a tree branch in profile to left, pheasants on the ground with two rabbits, another bird on the pedestal of a classical statue of a man with his back to the viewer on the left and three figures on a spit of land extending into a pool with a classical fountain behind, with the roof of a classical building among trees on the left and a large house in the distance ; plate 4 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: 300 millimetres
    • Width: 374 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image 'Pr. Cassteels Pinxt. et Fecit. / 4.'.
  • 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

    1917,1208.1069

A peacock on a tree branch in profile to left, pheasants on the ground with two rabbits, another bird on the pedestal of a classical statue of a man with his back to the viewer on the left and three figures on a spit of land extending into a pool with a classical fountain behind, with the roof of a classical building among trees on the left and a large house in the distance ; plate 4 of a set of twelve.  1726  Hand-coloured etching

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A peacock on a tree branch in profile to left, pheasants on the ground with two rabbits, another bird on the pedestal of a classical statue of a man with his back to the viewer on the left and three figures on a spit of land extending into a pool with a classical fountain behind, with the roof of a classical building among trees on the left and a large house in the distance ; plate 4 of a set of twelve. 1726 Hand-coloured etching

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