26 September 2002
Adrien Aimé Taunay (1803-1828)
Waigiou. 1818. Phalanger de Waigiou
signed and dated 'Taunay Jne fecit. 1818' (lower right), inscribed as title and inscribed 'Voyage de l'Uranie, Mamifère, Pl. no.1.' (upper left) and 'apprové par mtns les naturalistes.' (lower left)
pen and ink and watercolour on paper, watermark IHS (Montgolfier)
14 1/8 x 10 3/16in. (35.9 x 25.8cm.)
and drawings of a phalanger's skull (Timor) by Huet and of kangaroo and opussum skulls (Port Jackson)
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Paris, 1962, no.335.
The Phalanger 'perfectly captured' (Quoy) by Taunay on Waigiou, Rawak, Papuan Islands, December 1818.
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