Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

Object Number: 
1889.10.3.33
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
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 at lower right on undersheet vertically: 8.f.s.
Description: 
Avian Study
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