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Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe), Havell plate no. 120

Object Number: 
1863.17.120
Date: 
c.1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (47.9 x 29.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Male, above; female, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as apparently Sea-island cotton (Gossypium barbadense).
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