Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Havell plate no. 102
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 23 13/16 x 18 15/16 in. (60.5 x 48.1 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Blue Jay male 1. F. 2. & 3 / Corvus cristatus / Plant"; birds numbered counter clockwise from middle right: "1"; "2"; "3"
Female, left and upper right; male, lower right
The background flora is unfinished.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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