Indian School (Late 18th/Early 19th Century), The Adjutant from the East Indies [Sunda Marabu]
Indian School (Late 18th/Early 19th Century)
The Adjutant from the East Indies [Sunda Marabu]
Watercolor and pen on wove paper
Inscribed ‘The Adjutant from the East Indies’
The verso of the left edge retains a tab indicating it was originally bound as part of a larger work.
Paper size: 10 5/8 x 8 in.
Minor vertical crease
The Sunda Marabu, called Little Adjutant, is a tropical bird that inhabits coastal mangroves, salt marshes and flood plains on lakes in Asia from southern China to India and Java.
This drawing was likely executed by a Muslim or Hindu artist with an English patron.
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