22 May 2008
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.)
George Annesley, 10th Viscount Valentia (1769 - 1844).
Stuart Cary Welch, from whom purchased by the present owner.
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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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