Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Study of a Paradise Shelduck
Signed lower left: Edward Lear del./Casarca variegata (Gen)/juv. and in another hand: Casarka castanea, Eyton
Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic
Sheet 22.3 by 27.5 cm., 8 3/4 by 10 3/4 in.
For T.C. Eyton's `A Monograph of the Anatidae or Duck Tribe', London, 1838
This is one of six studies of Duck by Lear engraved for Eyton's book. 18 uncoloured plates were produced by George Scharf.
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