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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Offering of the Day: One page from an album of field-sketches of Indian and Sri Lankan birds, c. 1806

 Samuel Daniell (1775-1811)
Paradise Fly Catcher
12 3/4 x 13 inches
Inscribed upper left: Natural Size
Inscribed lower right: Paradise Fly Catcher
The oblong folio contains 19 watercolor drawings mounted on blue paper with contemporary
and later pencil annotations
$250,000 for the entire album

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