SLNSW-[Jabiru / watercolour drawing attributed to J.W. ...-1wN2PPmn
[Jabiru / watercolour drawing attributed to J.W. Lewin]
Full title: [Jabiru / watercolour drawing attributed to J.W. Lewin]
Author/creator: Lewin, J. W. (John William), 1770-1819.
Date: ca. 1800-1819.
Call Numbers: V*/Bird Aus/7
Record Identifier: 1wN2PPmn
Formats: Pictures, Watercolours
Contents: Drawings - 43.3 x 32.9 cm. - 1 watercolour drawing
The work is not signed, titled, or dated. Attributed to J.W. Lewin after comparison with other examples of Lewin's work. For further information, please see PXn 651
Dated from the period when Lewin arrived in Australia.
Previously titled from a pencil inscription at upper right, "Native Companion of N.S.W.", though in a non-contemporaneous hand.
The bird portrayed appears to be a jabiru [ie. black-necked stork] rather than a native companion (ie. brolga). Please refer to: "The waterbirds of Australia", North Ryde: Angus & Robertson, 1985, p. 91, 294
On the reverse is a pencil inscription in a different hand from the one on the front of the work, "Jabiru / Sotheran Feb. 1938"
Digital order no:a4723001