European Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Watercolor, gouache, white lead pigment, with selective glazing and touches of black ink over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (39.4 x 28.9 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 vertically: Porphyrio. Pourpré. 50. Along lower right edge vertically: porphyrio
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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