Green Heron (Butorides virescens), Havell plate no. 333

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Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 23 9/16 in. (47.9 x 59.8 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 67. Plate 333 --- / Green Heron --- / Adult male 1. / Young first Autumn 2 ---"; at lower right: "5"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Adult, right, immature, left, chasing a Luna Moth (Actias luna)
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Young bird reaching for a luna moth formed part of the original picture, the adult was painted separately and pasted on
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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