Guyanese Flora (1790-1814), Diagrams Crab
Guyanese Flora (1790-1814)
Watercolor on paper
Inscribed lower left: Diagrams Crab
Paper size: 6 ¾ x 5 ¼ in
The above study presents a crab tucked inside a shell. The crab is a decapod crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura. He is portrayed in a dark palette of black and red, and the shell by which he is encapsulated has an unusual pattern.
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