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Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Title
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Date 
c. 1554-1564
Medium 
Black ink, white lead pigment, watercolor, and gouache, over black chalk, on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 11/16 x 11 9/16 in. (42.4 x 29.4 cm), irregular
Description 
Avian study
Credit Line 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number 
1889.10.1.4
Marks 
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 to be published; but from the death of the artists M. la Grese, and M. Petit, they never were engraved. Most of them are accompanied with their names, in 4 large vols. oblong folios, formerly in the Duke of Devonshire's Collection"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right: Hematopus mas.
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