22 May 2008
Lucknow School, circa 1775-1785
A Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa
with inscription 'Baige' (lower left) and inscribed in Urdu and with further inscription 'Black-tail.d Godwit. winter. B.C.' (lower right)
pen and black ink and bodycolour, heightened with gum arabic, with fixative, watermark Straburg Bend over 'GR'
18½ x 11½ in. (47 x 29 cm.)
Claude Martin (1735-1800), Lucknow.
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The black-tailed Godwit breeds in northern Eurasia, migrating south to winter mainly in Africa and in the east as far as northern Australia. It is essentially a freshwater and estuarine species.
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