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Six birds


Isaac Spackman (d. 1771)

Height: 25.4 cm; Width: 36.8 cm;

Inscription, The Aberdevine is described in Willughby's Ornithology p. [...] / by the name of Siskin. And Albin has figured it in his / vol. pl. 76. This is a bird of passage, coming to us in the win[...] / and leaving us again in the spring. It is
Inscription, The Redpole is figured in Albin vol 3d. pl. 75.
Inscription, 1 Redbreasted Linnet 2 Brown Linnet / 3 Cock Redpole 4 Hen Aberdevine 5 Twite / 6 Cock Aberdevine. / ISpackman Pinxt 1766_ //
Inscription, The Red + brown Linnet are described in Will. Orn. p. 258. / Red Linnet is figured in Albin vol 3d. pl. 72. //
Inscription, The Twite is figured by Albin, in his 3d. vol / pl. 74. It is a pretty little Bird, very much / resembling a Linnet, it is particularly useful in / a collection of song birds, as it is always twittering / and in that way provokes other
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)
Inscription, 6 5 / 4 / 2 / 3 / 1 //

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

This work is not on display
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