Drawing, "Still-life with Fish and Parrot", 1740 Black, white chalk on blue laid paper. Museum purchase from Friends of the Museum Fund. 1938-66-1.
What is this?
At the base of some stone building fragments, there is an arrangement of a dead lobster and a group of fish beneath a large fish and an eel dangling from a string affixed via a nail to the remains of the ruined wall. A live parrot, seen from the back, head turned in profile, is perched on a nearby stone at the upper left (above the marine still-life); plants, at right.