Item 667 - Linnet

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Linnet

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Eurasian Linnet, male and female

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Linaria cannabina

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Cha.r Collins Fect. 1739;

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Acanthis cannabina

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CA RBD MSG BW002-667

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  • 1739 (Creation)
    Creator
    Collins, Charles

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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(1680-1744)

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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 pair of male and female Eurasian Linnet from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia].

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General note

Manuscript note on front of drawing: Linnet (Acanthis cannabina) Cha.r Collins Fect. 1739;

General note

Manuscript note on back of drawing: The greater Red headed Linnet Linaria rubra major W. p. 260

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Passeres Fringilla
28. Cannabina.
Linaria
Fringilla; remigibus rectricibus


  • que fuscis, margine obsoleta

pallido, lilura [litura] alarum albida
L.S.N. p. 182
Linaria rubra Major. Will. p. 260
The Greater red headed
Linnet.

The Grisola of Aldrovandus
Will p 211
This bird is also described by
Will p. 217
as a small Bird without a name
perchance the Moucherolle of
Bellonius.
This Description very well agrees with
my Bird.
The 7th ficedula of Aldrov:
v. Will Orn p. 216
Aves Passeres Fringilla
28. Cannabina
Fringilla remigibus primoribus
Rectricibusq[ue] nigris utrinque margin albis

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Aves Passeres Fringilla
28. Cannabina.
Linaria
Fringilla; with tawny flight feathers on the wings and tail,
with dull pale borders,
and white smears on the wings.
L.S.N. p. 182
Linaria rubra Major. Will. p. 260
The Greater red headed
Linnet.
The Grisola of Aldrovandus
Will p 211
This bird is also described by
Will p. 217
as a small Bird without a name
perchance the Moucherolle of
Bellonius.
This Description very well agrees with
my Bird.
The 7th ficedula of Aldrov:
v. Will Orn p. 216
Aves Passeres Fringilla
28. Cannabina
Fringilla with black primary feathers on the wings and black flight feathers on the tail, with white borders on both.

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Birds Volume 11, Painting 12

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  • Volume: Birds v.11 (of 16)