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Sora (Porzana carolina), Havell plate no. 233

Object Number: 
1863.17.233
Date: 
1821; 1833
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 14 13/16 x 21 1/2 in. (37.6 x 54.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "47.214"
Description: 
Male, center; female, left ; young, right
Gallery Label: 
Male at center probably drawn in New Orleans on February 5, 1821; reworked and added to later composition, completed ca. 1821; bird at center is cut out and pasted on
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