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Product images of Indian cobra
Product details Indian cobra
Dual study of Indian cobra heads ("Naja tripudians"), including regional variant names "Khoyah Gokurrah from Dehl" and "Dudian Kurrees Gokurrah from Calcutta". Pencil annotation "Plate 8" between the two watercolours with a pencil sketch to indicate the position of a third watercolour [RS.8448] on the final plate, with an instruction "Plate 9 might come in here". The reptiles are noted as being drawn from life. This painting forms part of plate 6 of "The Thanatophidia of India: being a description of the venomous snakes of the Indian peninsula, with an account of the influence of their poison on life, and a series of experiments", by Sir Joseph Fayrer FRS (1824-1907), J & A Churchill, London, 1872.
Original: watercolour on paper and board. 1872
- Image ref: RS-8447
- The Royal Society