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Common Whitethroat, Greater Whitethroat
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Char. Collins Fect. 1739;
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- Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Sylvia communis
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- Collins, Charles
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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf
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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 Common Whitethroats--also known as Greater Whitethroats--from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia].
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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) Char. Collins Fect. 1739;
Manuscript note on back of drawing: The White Throat; verso The White Throat or Spipola prisma Aldrov? W. 336
Scientific name: Sylvia communis
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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Spipola prima Aldrov.
The White Throat. Will p. 236.
Motacilla testacea, subtus cinerea
piteo [pilleo] obscuro L.S.N. p. 187
Habitat in Europa
Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf: Spipola prima Aldrov.
The White Throat. Will p. 236.
Motacilla testacea [The brick-coloured…], with ash-coloured
underparts and a dark cap. L.S.N. p. 187
It lives in Europe.
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