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Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)?, Spring plumage

Object Number: 
1889.10.1.44
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, with touches of white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (29.5 x 24.4 cm), irregular
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: 
Inscribed at lower center: 7[cut with a line above]
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