Item 030 - Lion-tailed Macaque

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Lion-tailed Macaque

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Macaca silenus

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Macacus silenus

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CA RBD MSG BW002-030

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    Paillou, Peter, 1712-1782

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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(1712-1782)

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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 Lion-tailed Macaque from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: Southern India.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Lion-tailed Macaque (Macacus silenus)

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Mammalia Primates. simia
Faunus. 6
Simia caudata barbata, cauda apice floccosa
Cercopithecus barbatus 1 Clus. exot. 371
Habitat.
corpore nigricans, barba, pectus, anteriora
abdominis alba. L. Sys Nat. 26.

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Mammalia Primates. simia
Faunus. 6
The tailed and bearded simia, with a tufted-tipped tail.
Cercopithecus barbatus 1 Clus. exot. 371
It lives
The body is black, the beard, chest, and upper part
of the abdomen are white. L. Sys Nat. 26.

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Mammals Volume 1, Painting 30

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  • Volume: Mammals v.1 (of 6)