Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Male

Title:
Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Male
Date: 
c. 1554-1564
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and white lead pigment on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (24.4 x 21.3 cm), irregular
Description: 
Avian Study
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
Object Number: 
1889.10.2.37
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along left edge vertically: 52 [in box] With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits: At right: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At lower center: Le peintre. / Pierre Vase, aliâs Cruche. / L'escrivain. / Thomas Huilier.
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