'The Chinese Quail and the Guernsey Lizard' George Edwards
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'The Chinese Quail and the Guernsey Lizard'
Studies of a quail, probably the King Quail or Button Quail Coturnix chinensis, with a lizard from Surrey, possibly the Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis. Shown in a natural setting, the quail perched standing upon a stone. Plate 247 from chapter 37 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 1 (London, for the author, 1758). The plate is inscribed: "A Chinese Quail, and the Guernsey Lizard, etched directly from Nature, of the size of Life. G Edwards delin et sculp. AD.1755."
Original: etching. 1755
- Image reference: RS-9981
- The Royal Society
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