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Plate 12, figures 1-2 showing side-by-side views of the sexual organs of a female pheasant under dissection, appearing healthy in figure 1 and diseased and discoloured in figure 2. Inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed in pencil bottom left 'Drawn by E. Farrer.' Royal Society stamp verso. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Zoology

Published in volume 117 of Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the change in the plumage of some hen-pheasants' by William Yarrell.

Read to the Royal Society on 10 May 1827.

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Watercolour on paper
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1 page

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E Farrer

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E Farrer, Paintings, sexual organs of female pheasant by E Farrer, 1827, PT/73/13/4, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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