M. Battersby

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M. Battersby
active 1850-1875
Album Containing Fifty-Nine Drawings of Exotic Birds
Watercolor and tempera, with gold, over graphite, on paper.
Leaves: 13 1/16 x 9 3/4 in (332 x 246 mm); binding: 13 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. (340 x 255 mm)
Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch.

Each drawing inscribed by the artist at lower right, in pen and ink, with name of bird; sometimes repeated at lower left in graphite. First manuscript title page inscribed; "Drawings taken from a collection of stuff'd Birds / of their natural size / by M. [Mary?] Battersby / Dublin 1834. Second manuscript title page inscribed: Drawings from Stuffed Birds, all the size of nature / By M. Battersby 1843".

R.M. Broadhead, Esq.; sale [R.M. Broadhead and other properties], London, Christie's, 24 March 1981, lot I, f. 35 repr.; Christopher Wood Gallery, London; Frederick R. Koch.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 234-235


Watermark: J WHATMAN / 1821 (see Heawood 3457-62).
Both sections have a list of contents and countries of origins.

Associated names: 

Broadhead, R. M., former owner.
Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), former owner.

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