birds; plate 327

The Swallow-Tailed Indian Roller, 1802-1805

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A Natural History of Uncommon Birds was an early and important contribution to the burgeoning field of ornithological illustration in England. This depiction of an Indian Roller illustrates the predominant conventions for representing birds at the time, showing it in a static profile view and perched on a stump. The detail may be exacting, but the representation is very different than the approach taken to showing Lady Impey’s birds.

Details
Title
The Swallow-Tailed Indian Roller
Artist Life
English, 1694 - 1773
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.18,934
Catalogue Raisonne
Anker: pp. 124-126; "Fine Bird Books," p. 73, 74; Catesby
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birds; plate 327