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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    Calcutta School, 1805-1815

    A Red-naped Ibis (Black Ibis), Pseudibis papillosa

    Price Realised  

    Calcutta School, 1805-1815
    A Red-naped Ibis (Black Ibis), Pseudibis papillosa
    with inscription 'Carankool' and with further inscription in Persian (upper left) and with further inscription 'Tantalus calvus/Bald Ibis - Gen. 1 yr...116/1819-7' (lower right)
    pen and ink and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour,
    watermark 'JAMES WHATMAN TURKEY MILL'
    16¾ x 22½ in. (43 x 57.2 cm.)


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    The Southern Bald Ibis is an inhabitant of the lowlands of southern Asia, mainly in dry, grassy areas, meadows, cultivated or fallow land and stubble.

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    Provenance

    George Annesley, 10th Viscount Valentia (1769 - 1844).
    Stuart Cary Welch, from whom purchased by the present owner.