Item 834 - Cape Petrel

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Cape Petrel

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Cape Petrel

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Daption capense

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Charl. Collins Fect. 1737;

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Daption capensis

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CA RBD MSG BW002-834

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  • 1737 (Creation)
    Collins, Charles

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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Charles Collins was an Irish painter, known for his portraits of animals and still-lifes. He achieved success in England painting exotic birds, game, dogs and dead game still-lifes. He was the painter for Robert Furber’s ‘Twelve Months of Fruit’ (1732). In 1736 he published in collaboration with John Lee a set of 12 large engravings, coloured by hand, of British birds in landscape and garden settings, entitled Icones avium cum nominibus anglicis. He then came to the attention of Taylor White, who engaged him to paint birds from his and others’ collections until 1743. Collins died in 1744, when he was described as ‘Bird Painter to the Royal Society.’

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Drawing of a Cape Petrel from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: the Coasts of Antarctica, South America, Southern Africa, and Australia].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Cape Petrel (Daption capensis) Charl. Collins Fect. 1737;

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: The pintade bird

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Scientific name: Daption capense

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Anseres Procellaria
5. Procellaria. albo fuscoque varia
L.S.N. p. 132 Habitat ad Eap. [Cap.] b. Spei
White and Black Spotted
Peteril. Edw. p. 90
No. 18.

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Anseres Procellaria
5. Procellaria. It is variegated white and tawny.
L.S.N. p. 132 It lives near the Cape of Good Hope.
White and Black Spotted
Peteril. Edw. p. 90
No. 18.

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Birds Volume 15, Painting 18

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  • Volume: Birds v.15 (of 16)