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Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota), Havell plate no. 68

Object Number: 
1820; 1825
Watercolor, pastel, black and brown ink, and graphite with touches of gouache, scratching out and selective glazing and outlining with a stylus on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 7/8 in. (47.8 x 30.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Republican Cliff Swallow. / Hirundo fulva. {Male 1. F. 2. / Egg 3. & Nests / No 14. Plate 68. / Published 1829. / Cincinnati Ohio May 20th 1820 -- / John J. Audubon"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; egg: "3 --"
Female, above and left; male, center
Gallery Label: 
Rock was painted separately and pasted beneath the nests, ca. 1825
Credit Line: 
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