25.5 x 18 cm
Provenance: Private collection, USA until 2000; Andrew Isles, Natural History Books, Prahran
There is a similar drawing in the collection of the Natural History Museum, London. Refer Sarah Stone, Natural Curiosities from the New Worlds, Christine E. Jackson, Merrell Holberton and the Natural History Museum, London, 1998, pages 119-120, no. 124
Sarah Stone painted over a thousand watercolours of birds, mammals, fishes and insects including many specimens brought back from Captain Cook’s three round-the-world voyages. The two attractive birds in this exhibition resemble works by Stone found in the collection of the Natural History Museum, London.