Painted, color much worn off. Half of back dull green. Remnants of white on breast. Dull green linings for feathers. End sof wing feathers cross at tail, carved. Formerly had projection under for support. One entirely gone leaving socket; the other broken.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way