Item 912 - Teal m. And [female]

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Teal m. And [female]

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Green-winged Teal, male and female

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Anas crecca

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Char. Collins Fect. 1736;

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  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Querquedula crecca

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CA RBD MSG BW002-912

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  • 1736 (Creation)
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    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 Green-winged Teals from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Teal m. And [female] (Querquedula crecca) Char. Collins Fect. 1736;

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: The Teal Querquedula seconda Aldrov. W. p. 377

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Crecca
Anas, mucula [macula] alarum Viridi
Linea Alba supra, infraq[ue] occulos
L.S.N. p. 126.
Querquedula secunda Minor W: p. 377
Habitat in Europa Aquis dulcibus
The Teal

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Crecca
Anas, with a green patch on the wings,
and a white line above and below the eyes.
L.S.N. p. 126.
Querquedula secunda Minor W: p. 377
It lives in Europe in fresh water.
The Teal

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Birds Volume 16, Painting 53

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  • Volume: Birds v.16 (of 16)