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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

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

Polecat

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

Collins, Charles

Common Ptarmigan [male]& [female]

Drawing of a pair of male and female Rock Ptarmigan from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Canada, Alaska, and Scandinavia].

Collins, Charles

Capercaillie [male]

Drawing of a male Western Capercaillie from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Europe and Central Asia].

Collins, Charles

Red-legged Partridge

Drawing of a Red-legged Partridge from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Western Europe].

Collins, Charles

Partridge sp?

Drawing of a male Gray Partridge from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Canada, the Northern United States, Europe, and Central Asia. Attributed to Collins, Charles].

Collins, Charles

Quail

Drawing of a pair of Common Quails from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Europe, South and East Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and India].

Collins, Charles

Black-hooded oriole

Drawing of an immature Black-Hooded Oriole from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: India and Southeast Asia].

Collins, Charles

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