Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Male

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Male
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Male
c. 1554-1564
Watercolor, gouache, brown and black ink, and white lead pigment over traces if black chalk on two sheets of ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 3/8 x 10 15/16 in. (39.1 x 27.8 cm), irregular
Avian Study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
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"
Inscribed at middle left vertically: 19 [in a box] / /24/ With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits: At lower left: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At center: L'autheur. / B. Textor. / Le peintre. / Michel petit. / L'escrivain. / Thomas Huilier. At lower right: L'autheur / B. Textor.
The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, England; John Cassin, Philadelphia, 1869; M.Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, 1872; Nathaniel H. Bishop, Toms River, New Jersey
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Creative: Tronvig Group