Item 149 - Nilgai or Blue Bull [male]

Open original Digital object

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Nilgai or Blue Bull [male]

General material designation

Parallel title

Nilgai, male

Other title information

Boselaphus tragocamelus

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

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

Level of description

Item

Reference code

CA RBD MSG BW002-149

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1767 (Creation)
    Creator
    Paillou, Peter, approximately 1720-approximately 1790

Physical description area

Physical description

1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(approximately 1720-approximately 1790)

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Drawing of a male Nilgai from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: India.] Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Manuscript note on front of drawing: Nilgai or Blue Bull [male] (Boselaphus tragocamelus)

General note

Manuscript note on back of drawing: called the Nedlguy This Goat was brought by Gov Crommelin as a present to Lord Clive from Bengal probably from the country near Dely he called it the Cow Deer which name must have been given it from its horns it came over in the year 1767

Accompanying material

With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

Accompanying material

Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Mammalia Pecora
The Cow Deer or Neel Gojay
This Beast with the Female was brought from
Benghall & presented to Ld Clive by Gov. Cranwell in
the year 1767 probably came from the Country near Dely
the Male horned with smooth horns of a shining
black bending forward. the head & ears shaped
like those of a horse a black mane from the top
of the head to ye midst of the Back. a black
Tuft of hair like a beard on the underside of the
neck as in some Goats. its size equals a stag.
its colour a Dark lead colour mixed with white horns
the underside of the neck breast belly & Tail are White
The tail black on the top shaped like an Apes tail.
The feet divided as in Deer. a white line is over each

of the fore feet & two white strokes divided by a black
line over each hind foot. The haunches under the Tail
have a white line.
The female difers from the Male in having no
horns & being of a light brown colour & also
the young one was of the same colour.
It can not be classed among the Cervi because
it does not change its horns.
the mane & beard under the throat resembles
the moose Deer.
the whole form of its body Divers too much
from the Goats particularly its head & tail that
it can not properly come in to the that class
so that I considered it as a new Genus undescri


  • bed by any author which I have met with.

Accompanying material

Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Mammalia Pecora
The Cow Deer or Neel Gojay
This Beast with the Female was brought from
Benghall & presented to L[or]d Clive by Gov[ernor] Cranwell in
the year 1767 probably came from the Country near Dely
the Male horned with smooth horns of a shining
black bending forward. the head & ears shaped
like those of a horse a black mane from the top
of the head to [the] midst of the Back. a black
Tuft of hair like a beard on the underside of the
neck as in some Goats. its size equals a stag.
its colour a Dark lead colour mixed with white horns
the underside of the neck breast belly & Tail are White
The tail black on the top shaped like an Apes tail.
The feet divided as in Deer. a white line is over each

of the fore feet & two white strokes divided by a black
line over each hind foot. The haunches under the Tail
have a white line.
The female difers from the Male in having no
horns & being of a light brown colour & also
the young one was of the same colour.
It can not be classed among the Cervi because
it does not change its horns.
the mane & beard under the throat resembles
the moose Deer.
the whole form of its body Divers too much
from the Goats particularly its head & tail that
it can not properly come in to the that class
so that I considered it as a new Genus undescri


  • bed by any author which I have met with.

Alternative identifier(s)

Volume number

Mammals Volume 4, Painting 29

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Digital object (External URI) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related places

Related genres

Physical storage

  • Volume: Mammals v.4 (of 6)