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Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and oil with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 28 9/16 x 20 7/16 in. (72.5 x 51.9 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Length 2 11/12 - / Breadth - 3 11/12-- / Tail feathers 12 - / Weight -- 2 15/16--"; below in brown ink: "Length 2 11/12 feet / Breadth 3 11/12 / 12 Tail feathers / Weight -- 2 15/16 lb"; at lower center: "Black Bellied Darter or Snake Bird / Plotus Melanogaster / Bec a Lancette Common name"; below in graphite: "63[cut]"; along branch at lower right in brown ink: "Drawn by John J. Audubon from Nature / New Orleans 1822"; at middle right in graphite: "Bec à Lancette / Louisianna -"
Male in front; female, behind
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The background flora has been identified as
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Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group