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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    SL,5275.91

  • Description

    A black monkey sitting on the ground with a red fruit in his raised right hand, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; with a blue-flowered plant to left Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, on vellum

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1701-1705 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 196 millimetres
    • Width: 269 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed: "N 90"
  • Curator's comments

    Entry from J.Harvey's commentary to the Folio Society facsimile of the Surinam Album (London, 2006):

    'Watercolour of a monkey, perhaps a tamarin of the genus Saguinus. These are small monkeys found in South America but this is not identifiable as a species of tamarin that occurs in Surinam It is holding a Surinam Cherry, Eugenia unifloa (Linnaeus) which is indigenous to tropical Brazil. The small plant shown lower left is rather incongruously a species of European Forget-me-not, Myosotis (see also 88).'

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  • Location

    On display: G1/fc14

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1753

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred to P&D 11 March 1885 (see note on fly-leaf of album SL,5275.1-91). Transferred from the Department of Manuscripts.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    SL,5275.91

  • Additional IDs

    • N,01.91
A black monkey sitting on the ground with a red fruit in his raised r hand, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; with a blue-flowered plant to l Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, on vellum

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A black monkey sitting on the ground with a red fruit in his raised r hand, from an album entitled 'Merian's Drawings of Surinam Insects &c'; with a blue-flowered plant to l Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white, on vellum

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