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Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Havell plate no. 73

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 7/8 x 11 11/16 in. (47.9 x 29.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left: "No 15. plate 73. / Published / 1829. / Weight 1 1/2 oze -- / April 21st 1822. / J.J.A"; at lower right: "Wood Thrush / male 1. F.2. / Turdus mustelinus / Plant Cornus Florida / Vulgo Dog-wood"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Male, above; female, below
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The background flora has been identified as Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).
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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