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Barn Owl (Tyto alba), dark-breasted race

Title:
Barn Owl (Tyto alba), dark-breasted race
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, white lead pigment, and black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 7/8 x 11 in. (37.8 x 27.9 cm), irregular
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number: 
1889.10.3.43
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