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Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Female

Object Number: 
1889.10.3.31
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink over black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 13/16 x 16 1/8 in. (27.5 x 41 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 at upper center: Faulx perdrieux masle. ou phistross[phili?] selon Belon secode espece de / Le Ian Le blanc ou doyseau S Martin.
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