Archives Puzzles: Nineteenth-Century Watercolors

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July is National Watercolor Month, so we had to share this beauty by English artist Joseph Drayton. The illustrator accompanied a team of scientists and artist Alfred T. Agate on the the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842), during which he produced numerous drawings of fishes. Upon their return, Drayton helped supervise the illustrations and engraving work for a number of the scientific reports.

The Original

Drawing of Cyproinoid with green, blue, orange, and yellow watercolors. Small labels are written in

The Puzzle 

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