Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Male

Object Number: 
c. 1554-1564
Gouache, watercolor, black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly mounted on an album page
Overall: 11 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (28.6 x 32.4 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 left: Parcus. VANNEAU. Grolle / Sum tibi dissimilis te maior Parcus Alauda, / Sicut te pavlo rauce Palumbe minor. / De eodem. / Anticus niveo Parce es cirrate colore, / Pavoni reliquo corpore consimilis. / L'autheur / B. Textor. At upper right: 11. At lower right: Le peintre. / Isaac la Grese. / L'escrivain. / Thomas Huiler.
Avian study
Credit Line: 
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group