Item 714 - Martin (House Martin)

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Martin (House Martin)

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Common House Martin

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Delichon urbicum

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  • Source of title proper: Caption title.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Delichou ustica

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CA RBD MSG BW002-714

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    Van Huysum, J.

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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Drawing of a pair of Common House Martins from 18th century specimens [modern geographical distribution: Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East; there is also an East Asian subpopulation. Attributed to Van Huysum, J.].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Martin (House Martin) (Delichou ustica)

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: The Martin or Martlet; Hirundo agrestes, sive rustica Plinii W. 212

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Transcription of manuscript note on accompanying leaf:

3 Hirundo, rectricibus, immaculatis,
dorso nigro caerulescente. L.S.N. p. 192

Hirundo, recticibus [rectricibus], exceptis duabus
intermediis, macula alarum [alba] notatis.
L.N.S. [sic] p. 191
House Swallow

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Translation of manuscript note on accompanying leaf:
3 Hirundo, with unmarked flight feathers on the tail,
and a black and blue back. L.S.N. p. 192

Hirundo, with all the flight feathers on the tail, except the two in the middle, marked with a white patch.
L.N.S. [sic] p. 191
House Swallow

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Birds Volume 12, Painting 8

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  • Volume: Birds v.12 (of 16)