Bird perched on branch by river

Study of a Bird, c. 1810

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The naturalistic coloration and attention to detail suggest this bird study was intended for European patronage. The loose washes and transparent colors of the distant terrain are reminiscent of the British landscape watercolor tradition. This page probably was one of several illustrating native Indian birds that was painted for British residents of Calcutta.

Details
Title
Study of a Bird
Role
Artist
Accession Number
84.118.5
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Bird perched on branch by river