Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

Object Number: 
1889.10.4.50
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink and gouache on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/16 x 8 3/8 in. (28.7 x 21.3 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 along left edge vertically: 71. /58/ At upper right: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At center right: Le peintre. / Pierre Vase, aliâs Cruche. / L'escrivain / Thomas Huilier. At lower right: De eodem. / Cornici valde cognatus mole, rotundo / Præditus est rostro Graculus & rutilo.
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