Skip to main content

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

An image of Drawing

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A Great white-crested cockatoo

Maker(s)

Schouman, Aert (Draughtsman)

Notes

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?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

Dutch

Materials used in production

Bodycolour

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
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "A Great white-crested cockatoo" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/5223 Accessed: 2022-08-07 20:30:18

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/5223 |title=A Great white-crested cockatoo |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-08-07 20:30:18|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-5223

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/pdp/pdp34/PD_41_1954.jpg"
        alt="A Great white-crested cockatoo"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">A Great white-crested cockatoo</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Halfpenny

Accession Number: CM.BI.1875-R

Greek

Accession Number: CM.6.224-1933

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...