Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)

Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)
Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)
Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)
c. 1554-1565
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over traces of black chalk on three sheets of ivory paper, pieced and formerly mounted on an album page
Overall: 11 x 12 5/16 in. (27.9 x 31.3 cm)
Avian Study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
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 to be published; but from the death of the artists M. la Grese, and M. Petit, they never were engraved. Most of them are accompanied with their names, in 4 large vols. oblong folios, formerly in the Duke of Devonshire's Collection"
With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits:
The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, England; John Cassin, Philadelphia, 1869; M.Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, 1872; Nathaniel H. Bishop, Toms River, New Jersey
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Creative: Tronvig Group