image MS_131_77
Image number: RS.16405
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hoopoe

Date

London

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p77

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 288mm
width (paper): 204mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Partial watercolour and pen-drawing of a hoopoe (Upupa epos) by Henry Hunt. This drawing could be related to the hoopoe skin donated by Frederick Slare at the meeting of the Royal Society on 23 September 1691.

Transcription

at the top: Upupa, at the bottom: begun per HHunt
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

This drawing could be related to the hoopoe skin donated by Frederick Slare. On 23 September 1691, 'Dr Slares Paper of the Description of the Upupa found not long since in Surrey near Darking was read, and the doctor had the thanks of the society for his Present of the skin of the Bird which severall have supposed never to be found in England' (JBO/9/56).

Related Fellows

Frederick Slare (1642-1727, British), Physician

Associated place

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