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Black-headed Buntings (Emberiza melanocephala): 4171(3)

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Current Location: In storage


Black-headed Buntings (Emberiza melanocephala)






The male (cock) in profile in the foreground, with the female (hen) behind

Measurements and weight

Height: 250 mm
Width: 337 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909) by Bothamley, Rev. H.


Export album made for the Western market

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Materials used in production

White highlights

Components of the work

Support composed of pith paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Watercolour, bodycolour and ink with heightening in white on pith paper, laid down with with strips of blue silk-covered paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: 4171(3)
Primary reference Number: 185665
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 11 October 2011 Updated: Monday 25 July 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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