Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava), Male Breeding
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 8 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (21.3 x 31.1 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 upper edge: 43 [in a box] With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits: At right: L'autheur / B. Textor. At lower center: Le peintre / Isaac La Grese / L'escrivain / Thomas Huilier At lower right: a mot [washed]
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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