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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

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

Birds Volume 14 Manuscript Notes

Consists of loose leaf manuscript notes in various hands (predominantly Taylor White's) describing the birds depicted in Volume 14. Transcriptions and English translations of individual notes are provided within the record for each animal.

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Birds Volume 11 Manuscript Notes

Consists of loose leaf manuscript notes in various hands (predominantly Taylor White's) describing the birds depicted in Volume 11. Transcriptions and English translations of individual notes are provided within the record for each animal.

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Birds Volume 8 Manuscript Notes

Consists of loose leaf manuscript notes in various hands (predominantly Taylor White's) describing the birds depicted in Volume 8. Transcriptions and English translations of individual notes are provided within the record for each animal.

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Birds Volume 5 Manuscript Notes

Consists of loose leaf manuscript notes in various hands (predominantly Taylor White's) describing the birds depicted in Volume 5. Transcriptions and English translations of individual notes are provided within the record for each animal.

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Mandrill

Drawing of a Mandrill from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: West Africa.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

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