22 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Calcutta School, circa 1810
An Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi. Male.
with inscription 'Shah Bulbull [sic]. See Folios 47. 86. &. 87.' (lower right) and with a further inscription 'Female' (upper centre)
pen and black and grey ink, watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic, watermark Strasburg Lily
17¾ x 12 in. (45.1 x 30.5 cm.)
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The Asian Paradise-Flycatcher is found mainly in open forests, woodlands, gardens and mangroves in southern Asia.
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