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An Indian Pitta bird: PD.80-1948

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

An Indian Pitta bird

Maker(s)

Unknown (Miniaturist)

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1946, by P.C. Manuk and Miss G.M. Coles, through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 78 mm
Width: 44 mm

Relative size of this object

4.4 m7.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1948) by Manuk, P. C. and Coles, G. M., Miss

Dating

First quarter of 17th century
Circa 1600 - Circa 1625

Note

Bird identified by N.T., (Jan. '70, note in file).

School or Style

Mogul School

Materials used in production

Bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour on paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.80-1948
Primary reference Number: 33182
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 26 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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