Golden Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), Juvenile or Non-breeding
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, with touches of white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 3/16 x 10 1/8 in. (38.6 x 25.7 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: Trochilus aquaticus. Roy des pluviers. 34 At upper center: Le roy des plouviaer
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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