Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper with a sheet pasted a middle right to cover inscription, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 12 9/16 x 7 15/16 in. (31.9 x 20.2 cm), irregular
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
Inscribed along left edge vertically: 6 /10/
With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits:
At center: L'autheur. / B. Textor.
At lower right: Le peintre. / Pierre Vase, aliâs Cruche. / L'escrivain. / Thomas Huilier.
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
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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