Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Juvenile
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Inscribed along left edge vertically: Merops.; in a different hand: fCest au grad livre
Watercolor, gouache, black ink over traces of black chalk on ivory paper, laid on an album page; (heavy losses in gouache)
Overall: 12 x 10 1/8 in. (30.5 x 25.7 cm), irregular
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
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