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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Object Number: 
ca. 1730s
Watercolor, gouache, with selective glazing and black ink over traces of gray wash on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 11 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (29.7 x 24.1 cm)
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
Avian study
Credit Line: 
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.
Creative: Tronvig Group