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Livre d'Oiseaux (A Book of Birds) / Querquedula. Cercelle (The Teal)

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  • Title (object)

    • Querquedula. Cercelle (The Teal)

    Title (series)

    • Livre d'Oiseaux (A Book of Birds)
  • Description

    Four teals on a large river, another one plunging and a sixth one flying off, reed-mace in the lower left corner, some houses in the background to the left, a tower in the background to the right; from a series of twelve prints showing birds

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1635-1669
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 100 millimetres (cut to plate-mark)
    • Width: 203 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed in the lower left corner: "AB Flamen fe."
        Lettered in the lower margin: "Querquedula. Cercelle"
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on this series, see S.3542

  • Bibliography

    • TIB 0608.083 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch V.183.83 bibliographic details
    • Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71 V.201.404 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Sheepshanks)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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