Watercolor, gouache, brown and black ink, and white lead pigment over traces if black chalk on two sheets of ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 3/8 x 10 15/16 in. (39.1 x 27.8 cm), irregular
Inside cover of Album 1 contains a printed catalogue description reading: "Drawings of European Birds, a Collection of upwards of 200 Drawings, most beautifully executed colours, of European Birds, taken from Nature, and most faithfully copied with a view
Inscribed at middle left vertically: 19 [in a box] / /24/
With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits:
At lower left: L'autheur. / B. Textor.
At center: L'autheur. / B. Textor. / Le peintre. / Michel petit. / L'escrivain. / Thomas Huilier.
At lower right: L'autheur / B. Textor.
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, England; John Cassin, Philadelphia, 1869; M.Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, 1872; Nathaniel H. Bishop, Toms River, New Jersey
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