European Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Watercolor, black ink, with touches of white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 1/4 x 11 1/8 in. (38.7 x 28.3 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 upper center: Le Butor Along left edge vertically: 17
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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