Inscription: Lower margin, graphite: Ménure lyre./Nouv. Hollande. -/J.V.; on verso, graphite: 8/Lyre Bird/by C. Meryon//from the Burty/& Heywood/Collections; on old mat, inside at lower margin: A Lyre-Bird./An European Jay./(This sketch was used in/Meryon's etching Rebus: Béranger)/L.D. 101./A bird of Paradise./A Golden Eagle/ (all from the Burty & Heywood Collections/ 4
Marking: Collector's mark of Philippe Burty, Paris, stamped in red at lower right corner (Lugt 2071): PB (inscribed in rectangle); collector's mark of B. Bernard McGeorge stamped in violet on verso at lower left corner: B.M. (Lugt 394)
Rev. J. J. Heywood (British); Philippe Burty (French); B. Bernard McGeorge; Donor: Susan Dwight Bliss
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