Item 820 - Gosander [female]

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Gosander [female]

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Common Merganser, Goosander, female

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Mergus merganser

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Charl. Collins Fect. 1736;

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Mergus merganser

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CA RBD MSG BW002-820

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  • 1736 (Creation)
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    Collins, Charles

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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(1680-1744)

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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 female Common Merganser--also known as a Goosander--from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: North America, Europe, and Asia].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Gosander [female] (Mergus merganser) Charl. Collins Fect. 1736;

General note

Manuscript note on back of drawing: The Dun Diver Merganser femina W.333

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Anseres Mergus
An. Merganser faemina. W. p. 333
Mergus Cirratus longiroster.
Gesn. e Aldrov.
The Dun Diver
or Sparling Fowl.
No. 3.

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Anseres Mergus
An. Merganser faemina. W. p. 333
Mergus Cirratus longiroster.
Gesn. e Aldrov.
The Dun Diver
or Sparling Fowl.
No. 3.

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Birds Volume 15, Painting 3

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  • Volume: Birds v.15 (of 16)