Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Female

Title:
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Female
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, brown and black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 10 in. (21.9 x 25.4 cm), irregular
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number: 
1889.10.4.26
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along upper edge: Caleos. foemina 36. / /40/
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