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Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva), Second Summer

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva), Second Summer
Title
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva), Second Summer
Date 
c. 1554-1564
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink and gouache on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (31.8 x 24.8 cm), irregular
Description 
Avian Study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
1889.10.4.29
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 along left edge vertically: /36/ 43 / 46[crossed out] At upper center: ficedula fubien[? crossed out] furua minor
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