Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina), Havell plate no. 104

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/16 x 11 7/16 in. (46.8 x 29.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 21. Plate 104. / No 10.[1?crossed out] / Plate 48[over 7]."; at lower right in graphite: "Robinia Pseudacacia"; below in brown ink: "Chipping Sparrow. --- / Fringilla Socialis. -- / Plant Vulgo Black Locust. / Robinia Pseudacacia John. J. Audubon"
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The background flora has been identified as Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).
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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