Item 052 - Jackal

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Jackal

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Common Jackal

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Canis aureus

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  • Source of title proper: Caption title.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Lupus aureus

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CA RBD MSG BW002-052

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    Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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(approximately 1720-approximately 1790)

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Peter Paillou was born in London into a Huguenot family and was recognised in his own time as an eminent ‘bird painter’. In 1744 he began to paint for Taylor White and worked for him for almost thirty years, painting chiefly birds and mammals. He painted as well for Robert More, Joseph Banks, and for the Welsh naturalist Thomas Pennant. Many of his paintings of birds were used as the basis for book illustrations, often engraved by his colleague and fellow Huguenot, Peter Mazell. Paillou was elected to the Society of Artists and in 1763 he exhibited ‘A Piece of Birds, in Watercolours; the Hen of the Wood and Cock of the Red Game’. In 1778, to considerable approval, he also showed a picture of ‘A Horned Owl from Peru’, completely made from feathers.

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Drawing of a Common Jackal from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Europe, Africa, and Asia.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Jackal (Lupus aureus)

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: No. 4 Lupus minor Cauda pensile the small wolf called a Jackal a Male from Collection of the Duke of Cumberland

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Mammalia Ferae Canis
Lupus
Aureus
Canis. Lupus Aureus dictus L.S.N. p 40
Habitat in India Orientale
The Jackal
a Male from ye Collection of
The Duke of Cumberland.

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Mammalia Ferae Canis
Lupus
Aureus [The golden wolf]
Canis. The so-called golden wolf L.S.N. p 40
It lives in eastern India.
The Jackal
a Male from [the] Collection of
The Duke of Cumberland.

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Mammals Volume 2, Painting 4

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  • Volume: Mammals v.2 (of 6)