Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Female or First Winter Male

Title:
Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana), Female or First Winter Male
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and black ink on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 11/16 x 10 5/16 in. (37.3 x 26.2 cm), irregular
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number: 
1889.10.4.37
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along left edge vertically: /44/ At upper center: L'Hortolan
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