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Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Havell plate no. 356

Object Number: 
1820; c. 1836
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and collage with touches of gouache and black and brown[?] inks, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 35 7/8 x 24 1/2 in. (91.1 x 62.2 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "No 72 -- / Plate 356 --"; birds numbered clockwise from middle right in graphite: "1"; "3"; "2"
Immature, above; adult male, center; immature, below
Gallery Label: 
Bottom bird completed December 1820 and pasted onto composition; top birds completed ca. 1836
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