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Study for "The Pinche or Red Tailed Monkey" (formerly the Cottenhead Marmoset)

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Description

Inscribed in brown ink, upper left: " Le Singe - Lion, on Jetee - from the Spanish Main". Inscribed in graphite, beginning in upper left: "{ The White crowned Marmoset ( Oedipomidias oedipus) . NE Colmbia | Pivoche Comun | d2219 | Thomas Berwick 1753-1828 | c. 1785-1789 The inscription above is Berwick's own | heard for a corresponding drawing by | Berwick in just this technique of his | Water Rat in the B 14. 1882-3-11-1109, | presented by Miss Isabella Berwick | LGD | This drawing is engraved in reverse in Berwick's History of | Quadropeds, 1791, p 441, under the title " The Paiche , or | Red-Tailed Monkey. ".
Medium: Pen and black ink and watercolour
Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Location

North-East Colombia

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