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Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)

Object Number: 
1889.10.4.13
Date: 
c. 1554-1565
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on three sheets of ivory paper, pieced and formerly mounted on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 12 5/16 in. (27.9 x 31.3 cm)
Marks: 
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
Inscriptions: 
With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits:
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Provenance: 
The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, England; John Cassin, Philadelphia, 1869; M.Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, 1872; Nathaniel H. Bishop, Toms River, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group