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American Woodcock (Scolopax minor), Havell plate no. 268
Date: c. 1832-34
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, collage, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm) Sheet (paper): 14 3/4 × 21 5/8 in. (37.5 × 54.9 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.268
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Inscribed: Inscribed at upper left in graphite: "No 4 -- 253"; at upper center: "This wing p... / ...st--- / This Bird[with line drawn to indicate upper bird] / more in the center ---"; at lower center: "Watch the holes in the Mud"; lower birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "3"; erased inscriptions throughout

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"John James Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors," New-York Historical Society, April 8- September 14, 1985.