Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus and europaeus), Adults

Object Number: 
1889.10.2.49
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 15/16 x 11 7/16 in. (22.7 x 29.1 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: 68 [in a box] AAAA. BB.BB With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits: At upper right: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At lower center: Le peintre. / Pierre Vase, aliâs Cruche. / L'escrivain / Thomas Huilier.
Description: 
Avian Study. Both subspecies depicted incorrectly as male and female
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