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Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Painting of a small water bird with white chest and belly, brown speckled head and neck, larger/darker speckles on the feathers on the back. Simple but full background, featuring flat sandy outcropping in the foreground, rock outcrop in the middle...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Painted snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)

Painting of a small male waterbird, with dark grey head and back with white eyemark, brown speckled wing, and white chest/belly. simple wash of beige ground, no background. Inscription bottom left reads, "Painted snipe (Rostratula capensis).&...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Painting of a small sandpiper with bright orange-pink chest and head, back and wings speckled with brown and white feathers, and black edges. No background. Inscriptions read: "Curlew Sandpiper (tringa subarquata [?])" at bottom left and...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Painting in matte frame of a small brown bird with long, thin beak, neck and back covered in brown and white speckled feathers, white underbelly and grey legs. Rocky piles at both the foreground and background, plain ground otherwise. Inscription ...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Chestnut bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)

Painting of a speckled brown female bittern crouched against reeds in foreground, plains and mountains in the distant right background.

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Tri biorghaoithe an bháis

Manuscript copy of Geoffrey Keating's devotional work Tri biorghaoithe an bháis (Three shafts of death) in Irish. Wanting pages 1-15. The manuscript is written on laid paper with watermarks (see for example pages 138-139). The leaves are bou...

Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644?

Chestnut bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)

Painting of a bright orange and red male bird, with a small heron-like shape, and darker feathers along back of neck/top of body. Inscription at lower right corner reads, "Ardea," and in the lower left corner, "Chestnut Bittern (ard...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Indian pond-heron (Ardeola grayii)

Painting of a small brown heron with spots along the chest and lighter belly, in non-breeding plumage. Very detailed foreground and marshy landscape, with water and reeds in the background, elaborate and likely specific types of plants along the f...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

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