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Image number: RS.10155
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Nests of the Goldfinch and the Robin

Date

1772

Creator

Adam Ludwig Wirsing (1734-1797, German), Engraver

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Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 395mm
width (print): 255mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology

Description

Two studies of birds’ nests. Figure 1, the nest of the goldfinch Carduelis carduelis containing a clutch of five eggs. Figure 2 the nest of the European robin Erithacus rubecula containing a clutch of seven eggs.

Plate 3 from book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vogel...by Adam Ludwig Wirsing and Friedrich Christian Gunther (A L Wirsing, Nuremburg, 1772). Inscribed: “Tab.III. Stigelliz. Planche 3. Fig, 1 du Chardonneret. Rothkehlein. Fig. 2 de la Rouge-gorge. A.L.Wirsing excudit Norimberg.”

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