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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

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german school 18th century
A BARN OWL
bears inscription in pen and ink: Strix-flammea. and indistinct inscription and date in pencil, lower right: gez. v. hrn/Graf.v.bifeld/Spt. 829. [September 1829], also early inscription in brown ink, verso: Kupfer-stich
point of the brush and coloured washes, a slight sketch of the owl in pencil by a later hand, verso;  
made up at the left edge and lower left corner
338 by 210mm
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Provenance

Graf von Bifeld (according to inscription)

Catalogue Note

Although the pencil inscription could be read as implying that this drawing was actually made by Graf von Bifeld in 1829, the style of the drawing itself, and also the identification in pen of the bird, seems substantially earlier.  

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