Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), Female; verso: sketch of a woman wearing a headscarf

Object Number: 
c. 1554-1564
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 13/16 x 11 11/16 in. (40.2 x 29.7 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 along left edge vertically: Tetrax srd?a foemina. Corlieu á [crossed out word-written above] court bec femelle 6 Along right edge vertically: Corlieu á court bec femelle.
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