Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus); sketch of the underside of a wing

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Pastel, graphite, and black chalk on paper, laid on card
Paper: 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (32.4 x 21 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)

Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: \"No 182.\"; below: \"Indiana territory opposite the Red Banks K.y[cut] / Sepr 16th 1810\"; at lower center in graphite: \"The Variegated Grosbill. -- / Loxia\"; at lower right in graphite: \"J.J.Audubon\"; at middle right, diagonally under wing detail: \"view of the under Couvers[coverts] of the Wing\"

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The background flora has been identified as

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Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Louise Mirrer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group