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Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) Skin

Object Number: 
c. 1554-1564
Watercolor, black ink, and gouache, with touches of white lead pigment on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 8 1/16 x 11 5/8 in. (20.5 x 29.5 cm), irregular
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
Inscribed along left edge vertically: Manucodiata. ex Gesn. et Dalec.
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