Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), Havell plate no. 375

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Watercolor, graphite, and pastel with touches of gouache and black ink on paper, laid on card
Paper: 19 5/8 x 14 13/16 in. (49.8 x 37.6 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite, heavily rubbed: "With Mr. Audubon's compliments / to the [?] Linnaean Socy, / …"; at lower center[cut]: "...racemosus"; at the upper right: "Mr. Havell make / the whole of… / to within one inch of the / margin of the plate... J.J.A"; birds numbered in brown ink upper and lower respectively : "1"; "2"
Male, above; female, below
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The background flora has been identified as Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
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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