Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), Male
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 16 x 10 1/2 in. (40.6 x 26.7 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 center right edge vertically: Bitunau [Betunian?] Tetrax altera mas. Corlieu á court bec masle. 7 Along left margin vertically: SJL [7fS? cut]
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
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