Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, with touches of white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page; with attached page of text lettered in brown ink over blac
Overall: 11 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (28.3 x 20.6 cm), irregular Text sheet: 12 1/2 x 11 in. (31.8 x 27.9 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 at upper left: Martinet pescheur. At upper right: 58 At lower: Martinet pescheur 50b - Full page of text attached- 2 columns-see unicode field for entire inscription in Greek, French, and Latin
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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