Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), Havell plate no. 43

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Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 17 9/16 x 14 1/8 in. (44.6 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: T. G. & Co. [reversed]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 9. Plate 43. / Drawn at Cincinnati Ohio / April 11th / by John. J. Audubon"; at lower center: "Cedar Bird. -- Male. 1. / F. 2. / Bombycilla Carolinensis / Plant Vulgo. red Cedar. -- / Juniper Virginiana"; at lower right: "Weight. 1. o.ze"; birds numbered twice, lower and upper respectively in brown ink and graphite: "1"; "2"
Female, above; male, below
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The background flora has been identified as Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiaca), the berry-like cones of which are used for flavoring gin.
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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