Jean-Baptiste Adanson (Aix-en-Provence 1732-1804)
An African striped weasel (Poecilogale albinucha)
inscribed 'PUTOIS DES ENVIRONS D'ALEXANDRIE, DE GRANDEUR NATURELL-/ Peint d'après Nature par J.B.te Adanson l'An 1778' (on a label attached to the back of the frame)
black chalk, watercolour, bodycolour and gum Arabic, watermark D & C Blauw IV
1718 x 2258 in. (43.4 x 57.4 cm)

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