Thomas Pennant

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Thomas Pennant
1726-1798
Summer Duck
Pen and brown ink and watercolor on paper.
9 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches (250 x 308 mm)
Gift of Mr. Henry S. Morgan.
1961.6:9

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Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink in Thomas Pennant's hand, "copied when I was a child / from a Catesby in the possession / of Wynne of Gosscroft".

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Jekyll Catesby; Thomas Pennant; David Pennant; Henry S. Morgan.
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Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 159.

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One of fourteen drawings and one colored proof engraving removed from Mark Catesby's "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands...", 2 vol., London, 1731-1743 (PML 45708-45709).
Copy after Mark Catesby, "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands...", v. 1, pl. 97.

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Catesby, Jekyll, former owner.
Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798, former owner.
Pennant, David, d. 1841, former owner.
Morgan, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1900-1982, former owner.
Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749. Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands.

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