ID of a guenon in a seventeenth-century painting
Please take a look at this seventeenth-century Dutch painting. There’s a very good zoom facility. Looking at Roger Kingdon’s field guide, the best match I can find is the lesser spot-nosed monkey, which he classifies as Cercopithecus (cephus) petaurista, though eol.org has Cercopithecus petaurista.
Help me with this if you’d like to contribute to a tiny footnote in art history! Particularly interested in hearing from anyone who’s seen this species (or whatever species you judge it to be) for real.
Grew up in south-west England, now living in London. I work as a college librarian and in my spare time teach meditation. I love both. But I wish I could find more time for watching mammals in particular and wildlife in general.