Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) and Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), Havell plate no. 385
1824; c. 1837
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with touches of black chalk and glazing on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Paper: 23 9/16 x 14 7/8 in. (59.8 x 37.8 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / [cut]
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "P.e 189"; two upper birds numbered in black ink and graphite: "1"; "2"
From upper to lower: Violet-green Swallow, male; Violet-green Swallow, female; Bank Swallow, adult; Bank Swallows, immature
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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