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Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), Havell plate no. 358

Object Number: 
1863.17.358
Date: 
1833-34
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of black ink and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 1/8 x 14 1/2 in. (51.1 x 36.8 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]0
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "pay attention / to Male diseased / legs!"; below: "PINE GROSBEAK / No 72. Pyrrhula eneucleator / [erased]…pl 358"; at lower right: "Plate 358 / Adult Male Spring plumage 1. / adult female 2. / Young Male 3"; birds numbered counterclockwise from lower left: "1"; "2"; "3"; erased inscriptions in lower register
Description: 
Adult female, upper center; adult male, lower left; immature, lower right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Scrub pine (Pinus virginiana) or Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)
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