Head of the Kustoora or Musk Deer by Library & Archives @ Royal Ontario Museum on Flickr.
Author: Kirkpatrick, William, 1754-1812.
Title: An Account of the Kingdom of Nepaul, Being the Substance of Observations Made During a Mission to That Country, in the Year 1793. By Colonel Kirkpatrick. Illustrated with a Map, and Other Engravings.
Imprint: London : W. Miller, 1811.
Physical Description: 1 print : engraving : on leaf 29 x 24 cm.
Page: Bound facing page 131.
Call Number: DS485 .N4 K5 1811 Rare Book
Beberian Doodles, 2012
Craig Thompson’s Carnet de Voyage is incredible (just knowing he did that, and more, plus actual work and research, not forgetting public portraits, then spending EIGHT YEARS developing it into Habibi), makes me want to work my socks off. Running into familiar artists, they contribute doodles and portraits to their friend. Here is a piece by Charles Beberian, inspiring me to try and be looser with my meticulous work. His sketch succeeds in the pressure of the liveliness of this cafe environment, whereas mine doesn’t due to the safety of a photographic book. Lesson? Find living creatures.
Fiddly bug paintings will be posted tomorrow…..
(Copyright belongs to Craig Thompson/Charles Beberian for the page extract. I own my doodles.)
Jacchus rufiventer [now Sanguinus labiatus rufiventer] - Red Bellied Marmoset [Red-Bellied Tamarin]
This is actually NOT a marmoset, as the authors believed it was. Tamarins are closely related to marmosets, but they have canine teeth that are larger than their incisors. This means that they can’t gnaw on tree bark to eat the gum underneath, like marmosets do. Despite this, their diet is largely the same as their close cousins.
Zoology of the H.M.S. Erebus & Terror. John Richardson and John Edward Gray, 1844.
1. Octopus Levis
2. Octopus Bermudensis
The Voyage of the HMS Challenger: Report on Cephalopoda Specimens