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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    Company School, circa 1820

    Studies of Asian mammals including: A Tarsier, Tarsius; A Giant Indian Flying Squirrel, Petaurista petaurista; and An unidentified rodent

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    Company School, circa 1820
    Studies of Asian mammals including: A Tarsier, Tarsius; A Giant Indian Flying Squirrel, Petaurista petaurista; and An unidentified rodent
    one with indistinct inscription 'Le tarsier podje/tarsier...vol 13/'
    pencil and bodycolour, two with watermark 'J COOL', 'HONIG & ZOONEN'
    21 7/8 x 14½ in. (55.5 x 37.2 cm.); and smaller (4)


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    Tarsiers are nocturnal, arboreal, insect-eating animals. They live in the coastal rainforests and bamboo thickets of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Mindanao and the Philippines.

    Giant Indian Flying Squirrels are nocturnal animals living in forest canopy in Kashmir, India and Sri Lanka through to southern China, Java, and Borneo. They have a membrane skin between the front and hind legs which, when they stretch out their legs, tightens the membrane enabling them to glide from tree to tree.

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