British School, early 19th Century
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British School, early 19th Century

A collection of watercolours of British birds

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British School, early 19th Century
A collection of watercolours of British birds
248 x 192 mm. and smaller (112)
Provenance
Ian E. Evans; Sotheby's, London, 25 March 1974, lot 158 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. B-34).
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Lot Essay

Bound until 1974 in two early 19th Century dark blue morocco albums with interleaving pages watermarked 1807. These albums were stamped 'Latham's Bird's. Vol. XI [the second 'XII'] Drawings.', implying a relationship with Latham's General History of Birds published in ten volumes in 1821-24. The arrangement and classification of the drawings indicated with pencil inscriptions may however relate to Lewin's seven volume The Birds of Great Britain, with their Eggs, published in 1789-94.
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