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Jonathan Kingdon (b.1937), British

A Sable Antelope

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Jonathan Kingdon (b.1937), British
A Sable Antelope
pencil and watercolour
15¼ x 11½in. (38.7 x 29cm.)
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The sable antelope is celebrated for its magnificent, arched horns, which commonly exceed 1m in length and reach over 160cm in the Angolan giant sable. The upright mane reaches to behind the shoulders. The coat is short and glossy in the Tropics but grows longer in the South (and during the Winter in captivity). Infants are dun-coloured and almost without markings. Older juveniles and young adults are rich russet, with white-striped muzzle and ears, belly and inner surfaces of the hind legs. As males mature black tints on the face, flanks and shoulders begin to suffuse the red until, by 5 years (but for the white face pattern and underparts), they are black.
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