Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Title:
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, and black ink, with touches of white lead pigment over black chalk on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 5/8 x 11 1/16 in. (39.7 x 28.1 cm), irregular
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number: 
1889.10.3.16
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along left edge vertically: Milan noir. Aerolius 29 At upper right center: Milant nor
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