Two Vulturine Guinea Fowls

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Two Vulturine Guinea Fowls, charcoal and watercolor on vat paper

33 x 24 cm

From the collection of the Atelier Fritz Hug

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The vulturine guinea fowl gets its name from the vulture-like shape of its head. It is common in the dry savannahs of East Africa, probably also because it can cover its fluid requirements entirely by food intake. Fritz frequently encountered the species on his travels to East Africa, and this watercolor charcoal sketch was probably created on such an occasion.

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