Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) or Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Watercolor, and gouache, with touches of white lead pigment on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. (39.7 x 27.3 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 right: l'Aigrete Along right edge vertically: elle est au grand luire et mieux.
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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