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American Robin (Turdus migratorius), Havell plate no. 131
Date: 1829
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, pastel, and black chalk with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm) Sheet (paper): 37 1/8 × 25 15/16 in. (94.3 × 65.9 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A.
Description: Female, above; male, left center; nestlings, lower group.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.131
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Robin. male 1. female 2 & Young -- 3 4 5 6 7. / Turdus migratorius -- / [E]gg Harbour -- July 2d / J.J.A F…."; lower left bird numbered: "3"

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The background flora has been identified as Chestnut oak (Quercus prinus).

Exhibitions:

Edinburgh, Royal Institution, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1826; Lyceum of Natural History, 1839; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, April 11 - May 30, 1965; The Pierpont Morgan Library, NYC, June 15- July 30, 1965.; "John James Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors," N-YHS, April 8- September 14, 1985.

"Audubon's Aviary 2006," New-York Historical Society, March 16-May 7, 2006.