Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Havell plate no. 352
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of black ink and gouache, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 28 11/16 x 21 1/4 in. (72.9 x 54 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Black winged Hawk / Male 1 F. 2.[cut]"; at lower right: "Plate 352. / No 71"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Male, above left; female, below right
The beetle, probably the work of Maria Martin, does not appear in Havell's engraving
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.