Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Havell plate no. 81
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 3/4 x 25 3/16 in. (95.9 x 64 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 17. Plate 81"; at lower left of center: "Fish Hawk. Male / Falco haliaetus / Fish, Vulgo. Weak-Fish"; at middle right in graphite, partially erased: "began Friday / at 11 o clock / finished Sunday evening"
Male Osprey carrying a Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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