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Taylor White Collection

  • CA RBD MSG BW002
  • Collection
  • 1736-1759

The Taylor White Collection is comprised of 938 watercolour paintings of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. White, a British jurist, commissioned various artists of the day (including Charles Collins, Peter Paillou, Jacob Van Huysum, George Edwa...

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Polecat

Drawing of a European Polecat from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Europe and New Zealand].

Collins, Charles

Mongoose

Drawing of an Egyptian Mongoose from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula].

Collins, Charles

Green finch

Drawing of a pair of European Greenfinches from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Australia, and New Zealand].

Collins, Charles

Pileated Woodpecker

Drawing of a female Pileated woodpecker from 18th century specimen[modern geographical distribution: the United States and Canada (excluding the Great Plains and the Southwest desert regions)].

Collins, Charles

Eurasian Tawny Owl

Drawing of a Eurasian Tawny Owl from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distrubtion: Europe and Asia. Attributed to Collins, Charles].

Collins, Charles

Greater Egyptian Jerboa

Drawing of a Greater Egyptian Jerboa from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: North Africa and the Middle East].

Collins, Charles

Fish and Reptiles Volume 1 Manuscript Notes

Consists of loose leaf manuscript notes in various hands (predominantly Taylor White's) describing the fish and reptiles depicted in Volume 1. Transcriptions and English translations of individual notes are provided within the record for each...

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Citron-crested Cockatoo

Drawing of a Citron Crested Cockatoo from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: the Lesser Sumba Islands in Indonesia].

Collins, Charles

Ornate Lorikeet

Drawing of a pair of Ornate Lorikeets from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Indonesia].

Collins, Charles

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