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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Havell plate no. 173
Date: 1832
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Medium: Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with scratching out, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 21 1/16 × 13 3/4 in. (53.5 × 34.9 cm)
Description: Male, left; female, right.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.173
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscribed: Birds numbered in graphite left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right: "73"


"John James Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors," New-York Historical Society, April 8- September 14, 1985; Audubon, traveling exhibition, 1993-95.