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Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)

Title:
Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (20.6 x 31.4 cm), irregular
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number: 
1889.10.4.36
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center: 30. 4 With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits: At left: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At right: L'autheur / B. Textor. At lower center: Le peintre. / Isaac la Grese. / L'escrivain / Thomas Huilier.
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