Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Juvenile
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, with traces of white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (40.3 x 28.6 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 along left edge: Espece d'Aigle envoyee de Lyon par mosr. Dalech. At lower right, inverted: Laigle d que mosr. de Coursan faisoyt nouvrir.
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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