Drayton, John – Sr.
Charleston County South Carolina United States of America
ink on paper
HOA: 13 10/16″
The frontis to an album bearing the eighteenth-century inscription “watercolors of birds owned by John Drayton.” The portfolio once contained forty-eight watercolors by the naturalist George Edwards. It is signed and dated; “John Drayton/1733.”
RELATED OBJECTS: The MESDA Collection has a pair of watercolors from this album: two birds, A Starling and a Vireo, by George Edwards (4763.1-2).
Originally owned by John Drayton (1715-1779) builder of “Drayton Hall” near Charleston, South Carolina.
Gift of Mr. James D. Didier