Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus), Havell plate no. 76
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, oil, gouache, black chalk, collage, and outlining with a stylus on paper, with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 25 13/16 x 39 3/8 in. (65.6 x 100 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 16. plate 76. Published 1829[crossed out] 1830. / Virginian Partridge. / Males adult 1. / Do " -- Young -- 2. / Females adult -- 3 / Do "-- Young -- 4. / very Young birds 5. / perdix Virginiana"; 18 partridges numbered in brown ink as per preceding identification
Immature hawk attacking male, female and young Bobwhites
Blades of grass in foreground pasted on
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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