Band-tailed Pigeon (Columba fasciata), Havell plate no. 367

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, black ink, and collage with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 26 11/16 x 20 5/8 in. (67.8 x 52.4 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / [?] [reversed]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 74. / Plate 367."; at lower left of center: "J.J.A"; at lower center: "Band-tailed Pigeon. 1 male, 2. Female. / Columba fasciata, Say. / Nuttall's Cornel / Cornus Nuttalli, Aud."; at lower right of center in graphite: "Band Tailed Pigeon -- / Columba fasciata --"; birds numbered in brown ink lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; graphite line at upper edge to indicate to the engraver the framing on copper plate
Male, above; female, below
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The background flora has been identified as Mountain dogwood (Cornus nuttallii); this flora was new to science when Audubon described it in the text. He named it for its discoverer, the distinguished British-American botanist and ornithologist Thomas Nuttall
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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