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Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis), Havell plate no. 170

Object Number: 
1863.17.170
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, and black chalk with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 7/16 x 14 3/8 in. (54.5 x 36.5 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink diagonally: "5 cut[each?] pinions f...o...lus"; at upper right corner in graphite: "70"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Australian corkwood tree (Agati grandiflora), painted in early May 1832
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