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Frontis

Artist/Maker:
Drayton, John – Sr.
Place Made:
Charleston County South Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1733
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA: 13 10/16″
WOA: 11″
Accession Number:
5531
Description:
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).

History:
Originally owned by John Drayton (1715-1779) builder of “Drayton Hall” near Charleston, South Carolina.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. James D. Didier