'The Bush-tailed Monkey' George Edwards
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'The Bush-tailed Monkey'
Zoological study of a monkey, possibly a tufted capuchin Sapajus apella, although Edwards identifies the animal as being from Surinam. The monkey is shown seated on a stone slab and holding fruit. Plate 312 from chapter 102 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 3 (London, for the author, 1764). The plate is inscribed: "The little Bush-tailed Monkey, from Surinam. Drawn from Life, by George Edwards, October 28 1761."
Original: etching. 1761
- Image reference: RS-10029
- The Royal Society
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