Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)

Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)
Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)
Title
Male and Female Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla)
Date 
c. 1554-1565
Medium 
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
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 x 12 5/16 in. (27.9 x 31.3 cm)
Description 
Avian Study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
1889.10.4.13
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 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"
Inscriptions 
With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits:
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