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Diversae Avium Species

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1997,0928.14.52

  • Title (series)

    • Diversae Avium Species
  • Description

    Three water birds in a river landscape with bullrushes, one of them catches a fish whilst the others stand around; two smaller birds fly overhead; after Francis Barlow.
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1654-1658 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 148 millimetres
    • Width: 200 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For information on the volume see 1997,0928.14.1

    Although found bound with the series of 'Multae et Diversae Avium Species', it is not certain that it belongs with it nor who etched it. See Comment of 1948,0127.1.1. The drawing by Barlow after which it was made is in Tate London (T08090).

    See other impressions 1948,0127.1.19 1835,0711.2 1914,0520.517 and Q,5.559

    Copied in reverse by Thomas Neale, 1658-9, for Pierre Mariette II, see Nn,7.2.6

    See New Hollstein (Hollar) 1654-1662 for information about the series. See also commentary under New Hollstein (Hollar) 1334-1339 for the different series of birds after Francis Barlow, for which the composition and chronology is not established.

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  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 2139 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein R198 (Hollar; Rejected) bibliographic details
  • Location

    165.a.37

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1997,0928.14.52

Three cormorants in a river landscape with bullrushes, one cormorant catches a fish whilst the others stand around; two smaller birds fly overhead
Etching

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Three cormorants in a river landscape with bullrushes, one cormorant catches a fish whilst the others stand around; two smaller birds fly overhead Etching

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