The White Bird ("L'Oyseau Blanc")
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Inscribed at upper center: Loyseau blanc.
At lower right: 84
Watercolor and black ink on ivory paper, laid on an album page
Paper: 8 x 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 cm), irregular
Probably an albino European Blackbird (Turdus merula); called albino-amsel in German.
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
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.