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Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), Havell plate no. 98 (variantly numbered plate 100 as in N-YHS copy); sketches of an egg and a feather
Date: 1824
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 15/16 × 11 13/16 in. (48.1 × 30 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Male, above; female, below.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.100
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Inscribed: Inscribed under egg at left in graphite: "usually 5."; at lower left in gray ink: "Drawn by John J. Audubon / from Nature - Philadelphia May 17th, 1824"; at lower center in gray and brown ink: "Green-blue, or White Bellied Swallow Male 1. F. 2. / Hirundo Vividis[crossed out] bicolor"; at lower right: "No 20. / Plate 100."; upper and lower birds numbered respectively in brown ink: "1"; "2"


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