Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Havell plate no. 80

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Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, and black chalk on paper, laid on card
Paper: 9 11/16 x 16 5/8 in. (24.6 x 42.2 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)

Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over graphite]: "No 16. plate 80 -- / Published 1830. --"; at lower right in graphite[nearly illegible]: "Anthus... /... / ...1815 / J.J.A"; written over former in brown ink: "ogous-- / Phlox Subulata"

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The background flora has been identified as Moss phlox (Phlox subulata)

Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Barbara Lisa Reissman, DrPH, in memory of David Jesse Reissman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group