We are thrilled to announce that the original study of the Palawan Peacock – Pheasant drawn at the Museum of Vertebrate at UC Berkeley has a permanent home in the collections of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
Besides the spectacular botanical gardens this world class museum has in its holdings: Thomas Gainsborough’s famous The Blue Boy and Thomas Lawrence’s Pinkie. With titles like that they have to be great, right?! The Library has bragging rights too: the Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on vellum, and (attention bird nerds) the double-elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, darn tootin’. If this does not impress – what about a boat load of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works?