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A Great white-crested cockatoo: PD.41-1954

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Current Location: In storage


A Great white-crested cockatoo


Draughtsman: Schouman, Aert




History note: From the collection of Miss E.B. Ringrose, Sale Sotheby's, 15 December 1954, lot 159 (with a number of other Schouman drawings), £100, bought for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 302 mm
Width: 259 mm

Relative size of this object

25.9 m30.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Bodycolours on blue paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A: Schouman (signature?)
  • Location: On the mount, underneath the drawing
  • Text: Een Witte Kakatou halftlevensgroot (by the artist)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: U No 67
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Psittacus: Crystatis / Groote Witte Gekuyfde / Cacatou / Uyt de oost (from the East) / Door A: Schouman
  • Location: On the mount
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.41-1954
Primary reference Number: 5223
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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