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Attributed to Antoinette Pauline Jacqueline Knip | A pileated woodpecker, original watercolour and gouache drawing

Attributed to Antoinette Pauline Jacqueline Knip | A pileated woodpecker, original watercolour and gouache drawing

Attributed to Antoinette Pauline Jacqueline Knip | A pileated woodpecker, original watercolour and gouache drawing

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Attributed to Antoinette Pauline Jacqueline Knip born Rifer De Courcelles (1781-1851)


A pileated woodpecker


Watercolour and gouache on paper


440 x 305mm., window mounted


The Fairhaven inventories attribute this very fine unsigned drawing to Pauline Knip. 


Pauline Knip (1781-1851) was a respected ornithological artist, the student of Jacques Barraband. Between 1808 and 1814 she exhibited her works at the Paris salon, receiving an award in 1810. She illustrated Temminck's Les Pigeons, of which Sitwell notes: "Superbly painted and reproduced these are among the finest of all bird plates".

(Cf. Sitwell-Ripley, Fine Bird Books, 113.)

Good condition


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