Great Gray Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Object Number: 
c. 1554-1564
Watercolor, white lead pigment, black ink, and gouache over black chalk on ivory paper, laid on paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 9 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (23.2 x 30.8 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 at upper center: 1 [in a box] B. [cut] With text in French, Greek, and Latin [see unicode field] including the following credits: At lower right: L'autheur. / B. Textor. At lower center: Le peintre / Isaac la Grese / L'escrivain / Thomas Huilier.
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