[PAILLOU, Peter (1720-1790)]
Sea Purse & Sand Piper
[London: circa 1760-1780]. Watercolour and gouache drawing, on laid paper. Titled and signed on verso.
Peter Paillou was a British painter best known for his works of natural history. He worked for two leading 18th-century naturalists, Taylor White and Thomas Pennant, painting bird pictures, many of which were engraved and used as plates in Pennant's books.