[from] Ornithological biography, or An account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America : accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled The birds of America, and interspersed with delineations of American scenery and manners, Birds of America Vol IV, Robert Havell Edition (1826-38): London.Aquatint engraving with hand-applied watercolor on watermarked J. Whatman 1837 paper. Titled, ‘Winter Wren Rock Wren’.
This example has a plate mark measuring 19.75”h x 12.125”w and full margins 39.25”h x 26.125”w.An example of this image is found in the permanent archive of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., No. 1945.8.360.
PROVENANCE: Once in the personal collection of one of the most prominent medical doctors in Dallas, Texas. This gentleman served and taught at Baylor Hospital and was one of the original team Doctors for the Dallas Cowboys football team.