Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), Havell plate no. 7
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN [reversed]
Inscribed at lower right in graphite[erased]: "No. 24"; at upper right corner: "7"
Female above; male below
The background flora has been identified as Corn (Zea mays).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.