Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica), Havell plate no. 194

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 3/16 x 14 1/8 in. (53.8 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "Female"; at lower right of center: "Parus Hudsonicus --"; at lower right: "Labrador July 20th 1833 -- / opposite Island of Macatine -- / J.J.A."; at middle right: "Male"; birds numbered in brown ink clockwise from upper center: "1"; "3"; "2"
Adults, above; young, below
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The background flora has been identified as probably Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa); copper plate of engraving at the NY Botanical gardens
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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