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Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)

Object Number: 
1889.10.1.1
Date: 
c. 1554-1565
Medium: 
Watercolor, black and brown ink, gouache, and white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly mounted on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/16 x 8 3/8 in. (23.3 x 21.3 cm), irregular
Inscriptions: 
Text in Greek, French, and Latin [see unicode field] including following credits: At lower left: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At lower center: Le peintre. / Pierre Vase, aliâs Cruche. / L'escrivain. / Thomas Huilier.
Description: 
Avian study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
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