Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), Havell plate no. 87

Object Number: 
1863.17.87
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 3/8 x 20 15/16 in. (74.6 x 53.2 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 18. Plate 87."; below in graphite: "Garrulus Floridanus / Florida Jay / Florida Keys / John J. A"; at lower center in brown ink: "Florida Jay / Garrulus Floridanus male 1 F. 2. / Diospyros virginiana / vulgo Persimon"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Diospyros Virginiana / vulgo Persimon"; lower bird numbered in brown ink: "2"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
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