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Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), Adult Non-breeding

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), Adult Non-breeding
Title
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), Adult Non-breeding
Date 
c. 1554-1564
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and white lead pigment on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 7/8 x 10 1/16 in. (35.2 x 25.6 cm), irregular
Description 
Avian Study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
1889.10.4.16
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 vertically: Aryen.[?]
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