Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), Male

Object Number: 
1889.10.4.27
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 7/16 x 10 11/16 in. (21.4 x 27.1 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 upper edge: C…[crossed out] Caleos mas 35. [crossed out] /39/ [crossed out]
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