Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of red gouache[at corner of eye] and glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 38 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (97.2 x 64 cm)
Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscribed at lower center in graphite[erased]: "Center this Bird."; at lower right in brown ink below studies: "foot above,"; to right: "foot beneath"
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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