Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio), Adult Female

Object Number: 
c. 1554-1564
Watercolor, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (20.6 x 28.3 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 center: 3 [in a box] D. Ty~ponus tertius [above crossed out illegible word] Masle. At left: Picula tertia. / Pie griesche Troisiesme. / Alba est adversa, quæ Picula tertia fertur / Parte, sed aversa Picula rufa patet. / L'autheur, B. Textor / Tierce Pie griesche. / La tierce griesche a le dessous de blancheur, / Et le dessus couvert de naïfue rousseur. / De Vannelles. At lower center: Le peintre / Isaac la Grese. / L'escrivain / Thomas Huilier.
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