'The Yellow-rumped Fly-catcher, and the Gentian of the Desert' George Edwards
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'The Yellow-rumped Fly-catcher, and the Gentian of the Desert'
Studies of a bird, probably the Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata perched upon a gentian, which is in flower, both from colonial Pennsylvania, North America. These are shown with a 'Scythian Lamb', reproduced from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society after a drawing by Johann Philipp Breyne FRS (1680Ã»1764). Plate 255 from chapter 45 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: "The Sythian Lamb. The Yellow rumped fly catcher. The Autumnal Gentian of the Desert. G Edwards Del. et Sculp. 1757.
Original: etching. 1757
- Image reference: RS-9982
- The Royal Society
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