Item 260 - Small red and blue macaw

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Small red and blue macaw

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Lesser Antillean Macaw, Guadeloupe Macaw

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Ara guadeloupensis

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Ara macao minor

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CA RBD MSG BW002-260

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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 Lesser Antillean Macaw--also known as a Guadeloupe Macaw--from a species that is now extinct. Attributed to Peter Paillou (1704-1798).

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Small red and blue macaw (Ara macao minor)

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: The lesser Red Macaw as big as life

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Macao Minor
Ps: Macrourus minor. magnitudine
Columbi. rostrum superiore parte
albicat subtus nigres eat [et] genis albis
nudis corpore et cauda coccineis remigibus
caeruleis rectricibus flavis. abdomine
caeruleo pedibus griseis.
Habitat in India Orientuli
The Small Macaw

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Macao Minor
Ps: Macrourus minor. [The small Macaw] It is the size of a
dove; with a white upper mandible,
black lower mandible, and bare white cheeks;
a scarlet body and tail, blue flight feathers on the wings, and
golden-yellow flight feathers on the tail; a blue abdomen,
and grey feet.
It lives in Eastern India.
The Small Macaw

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Birds Volume 1, Painting 5

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  • Volume: Birds v.1 (of 16)