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MARK CATESBY (1682-1749)

Angel fish


RCIN 925976

The colours of fish fade rapidly when they die, and Catesby records that he ‘painted [them] at different times, having a succession of them procured while the former lost their Colours’. For the angel fish, which was one of the strangest-looking fish he had encountered, he used gold paint for the edges of the scales.

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