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Title

Untitled (Two egrets fighting over a fish)

1893

Artist

Neville Cayley

Australia, England

1853 - 1903

  • Details

    Date
    1893
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    43.3 x 60.3 cm sight; 76.2 x 93.8 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., black watercolour “Neville: Cayley/ 1893”.

    Credit
    Gift of Madeline Charley 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    381.2012
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Neville Cayley

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  • About

    Neville Henry Pennington Cayley was an English ornithologist and artist who migrated to Australia with his family circa 1882 and is credited with contributing greatly to a popular awareness of Australian birds. He is not to be confused with his son Neville William Cayley who inheriting his father’s talent, is best-known for his book ‘What bird is that’. 'Untitled (two egrets fighting over a fish)' is typical of the artist’s classic, theatrical ‘set piece’ in which he places a particular bird type against a landscape characteristic of its habitat.

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