Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Title
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Date 
c. 1554-1564
Medium 
Watercolor, gouache, and black ink, with touches of white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, laid on lower section of 1889.10.3.32, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/16 x 11 13/16 in. (10.6 x 30 cm), irregular
Description 
Avian Study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
1889.10.3.33
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 
Inscribed at lower right on undersheet vertically: 8.f.s.
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