Overall: 56 x 50 in. ( 142.2 x 127 cm )
printed: all over: "No. 38/ PLATE CLXXXVII/ Boattailed Grackle/ QUISCALUS MAJOR, Vielle/ Male 1, Female 2/ Live Oak - Quetcus viels/ ENGRAVED PRINTED and COLORED BY R. HOWELL 1834/ DRAWN FROM NATURE by J. J. AUDUBON F. H. S. - F. L. S./ No. 22/ PLATE CVII
Cotton lithographed sample yardage with four reproductions of Audubon's "Birds of America", each in a grey bordered square: the Night Hawk in a white oak, Little Screetch Owl in a Jersey pine, Boattailed Grackle in a live oak, and the Canada Jay in a white oak; printed in green, black, brown, blue, grey and tan on a white ground; inscribed in top corners and across the bottom of each reproduction.
This yardage was used as a sample for prosepective buyers. It could be purchased in a minumum of twenty-five yards.
Gift of Howard & Shaffer, Inc.
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