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American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
Date: ca. 1821
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Medium: Watercolor, pastel, and graphite with selective glazing and scraping on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm) Sheet (paper): 16 1/4 × 21 1/16 in. (41.3 × 53.5 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.18.18
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[cut]: "No 77--"; erased inscriptions in lower register

Exhibitions:

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

"John James Audubon: The Birds of Winter," New-York Historical Society, January 18-April 30, 2000.