Purple Martin (Progne subis), Havell plate no. 22
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 22 13/16 x 18 3/16 in. (57.9 x 46.2 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "22d"; at upper right corner: "22"
Males left; females right
The background flora has been identified as Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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