Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Havell plate no. 7

Object Number: 
1863.17.7
Date: 
1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 23 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (60.6 x 47 cm), irregular Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite[erased]: "No. 24"; at upper right corner: "7"
Description: 
Female above; male below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Corn (Zea mays).
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