Description & Technical information

One of fourteen sheets which were once part of the truly exceptional collection of French ornithological watercolours of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries assembled in the 1920s and 1930s by the French industrialist and bibliophile Marcel Jeanson (1885-1942).

Date:  1834
Period:  19th century
Medium: Watercolour, pen and brown ink and wash, with framing lines in pencil.
Signature: Signed and dated Edouard Travies pt. 1834. in the lower margin.

Dimensions: 170 x 100 cm (66⁷/₈ x 39³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Marcel Jeanson, Paris
Thence by descent until 1988
Jeanson sale, Monaco, Sotheby’s, 16 June 1988
Richard J. Schwartz, Upper Nyack, New York and Lyford Cay, Bahamas
Thence by descent until 2017.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints