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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.014
Title Femelle du Harle hupé, de Virginie
Artist Martinet, François Nicolas, 1739-after 1796
Date n.d.
Description View of a female Red-breasted Merganser on the ground; print is hand colored with watercolor paint
Object Name Print
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Etching/ Hand-coloring
Dimensions H-24.8 W-20.7 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Martinet
Signed Name Location Lower Left
Additional Inscriptions and Marks upper right, in pencil: #14
lower right, in ink: 868 || n. 437

back, in pencil: 59
Inscription Location Above and below print
Inscriptions and Marks upper left: 936
lower center: Martinet || Femelle du Harle hupé, de Virginie
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Martinet, François Nicolas, 1739-after 1796
Notes note with first inventory indicates that the print is from the book L'Histoires des Oiseauy (1787)
Related Publications Société de Gens de Lettres, d. Savans et d'Artistes, et al.. Encyclopédie Methodique: Histoire Naturelle : Oiseaux. A Paris: chez Panckoucke ..., 1784. 100.
"Harle Couronne || Harle huppe de Virginie. Pl. enl. 935, le male, 936 la femelle."