This is a print of a watercolour by George Edward in 1738 of a Long-tailed Porcupine. We have restpred the print by removing the old background – enhancing the colours and removing a few scrates.
The text at the bottom of the page reads as follows:
“Inscribed in pen and red ink, upper right: “656”; in pen and brown ink, upper center: “the bignes of the largest quils”; in pen and brown ink, lower left: “this creature calld the long tailed porcupine is of the | bignes of a common cat and shaped like the Aegiptian Ichnumen it is coverd with quills the longest on the back about 3 inches | long which gradually decrees in length and thicknes toward the belly so as to seeme only lik common stif short hair the brisels | on the tail are short – it has a sort of finn on the inside of the hinder feet which makes me think it an amphibious | creature the fore teeth are like the bevers drawn from the case preserved in Duke richmonds Cabinet | the tail a little to short, it is described by Piso”; in pen and brown ink, lower right: “pr Geo Edwards | May 1738”; inscribed on back in pen and brown ink, center: “This out line is more correct | than that pr contra”; in graphite, center left: “The quills Large on the back Small toward | the belly the t, Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: “pr Geo Edwards | May 1738”
Never stop exploring, never stop learning, this is our adventure…
What will you receive:
1 x Beetle Print
Multiple sizes available at checkout. Don’t see the size you need? We can custom trim these to your photo frame! Want something bigger? Just let us know and we’ll quote it up!
Mohawk, felt texture, cream color -216gsm
Mohawk, felt texture, white color -216gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Sage – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Salmon – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Natural – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Dark Natural – 176gsm