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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), Havell plate no. 17

Object Number: 
1863.17.17
Date: 
c. 1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, black chalk, and collage with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 27 3/4 x 19 in. (70.5 x 48.3 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1816
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "...n / plate -- 17 --"
Description: 
Males, upper right and lower left; females, upper left and lower right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Silky-camellia or Virginia stewartia (Stewartia malachodendron).
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