5 October 1999
Company School, 19th century
Psittacula var. (Parakeet)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gum arabic, unframed
8.3/8 x 6 in. (21.3 x 17.2 cm.); and slightly smaller (3)
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One of the parakeets in the present lot has been identified as the Blossom-headed parakeet.
Please note that this lot is sold framed and not unframed as stated in the catalogue.
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