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Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), Havell plate no. 57

Object Number: 
1863.17.57
Date: 
c. 1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on two pieces of paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 26 15/16 x 18 13/16 in. (68.4 x 47.8 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JW[cut]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 12. Plate 57. / Published 1829."; to right: "Loggerhead Shrike. / Lanius Carolinensis -- Plant. Smilax rotundifolia"
Description: 
Male, above; female, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as probably Hagbrier (Smilax hispida). This watercolor is pieced at the bottom.
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