Brookshaw, George / Six birds, accurately drawn and coloured after nature, with full instructions for the young artist : intended as a companion to the treatise on flower painting
The tom-tit and red pole
THE TOM-TIT AND RED POLE. THIS Plate represents two birds, the upper one is the Tom-Tit, and the under one the Red Pole, both of which are familiar to every person who has been in the habit of visiting gardens, especially the former, whose principal food is small green cater- pillars, of which it destroys such numbers, that gardeners account it the most valuable bird we have. If the instructions that have been given with the former birds have been attended to, there will be no necessity for any further directions as to the mode of colouring these; there being nothing important that can be added to what has been already said, as the manner of touching in the tints is the same in all. It is presumed that every lady who copies from these birds, has already not only studied, but made some progress in drawing flowers from my first book of instructions; in which they will find full directions for mixing any of the tints they will meet with, in either the birds or flowers.
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