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Indian School | An album of watercolour drawings of birds, early nineteenth-century

Indian School | An album of watercolour drawings of birds, early nineteenth-century

Indian School | An album of watercolour drawings of birds, early nineteenth-century

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Indian school, ornithological drawings


An album of watercolour drawings of birds. India, early nineteenth-century


Small 4to (216 x 177mm.), 67 watercolour drawings of birds, heightened with varnish, some captioned with Latin, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil names, contemporary green morocco gilt, worn at extremities


A set of exquisitely rendered ornithological drawings by an unknown artist of an Indian school. The quality of the draughtsmanship and colouring is of the highest calibre; feathers and markings are minutely detailed. The inclusion of insects and fish in the beaks contributes to the remarkably natural feel of the illustrations, with Latin, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil captions.

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