Item 759 - Lesser Yellowlegs

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Lesser Yellowlegs

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Tringa flavipes

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Charl. Collins Fect. 1737;

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CA RBD MSG BW002-759

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  • 1737 (Creation)
    Collins, Charles

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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Charles Collins was an Irish painter, known for his portraits of animals and still-lifes. He achieved success in England painting exotic birds, game, dogs and dead game still-lifes. He was the painter for Robert Furber’s ‘Twelve Months of Fruit’ (1732). In 1736 he published in collaboration with John Lee a set of 12 large engravings, coloured by hand, of British birds in landscape and garden settings, entitled Icones avium cum nominibus anglicis. He then came to the attention of Taylor White, who engaged him to paint birds from his and others’ collections until 1743. Collins died in 1744, when he was described as ‘Bird Painter to the Royal Society.’

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Drawing of a Lesser Yellowlegs from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Charl. Collins Fect. 1737;

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: The Greater Plover of Aldrovand. Limosa glottis seu Totano called by the French Chevalier au pied vers W. p. 298

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Glottis
Scolopax rostro recto basi inferiori
rubro pedibus virescentibus.
L.S.N. p. 146.
Habitat in Uropa [Europa]

The Greater Plover
called by the French Chevalier a
pied Verd
Vol 13 Page 39

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Glottis
Scolopax with a straight beak that is red underneath at the base,
and green feet.
L.S.N. p. 146.
It lives in Europe.

The Greater Plover
called by the French Chevalier a
pied Verd
Vol 13 Page 39

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Birds Volume 13, Painting 39

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  • Volume: Birds v.13 (of 16)