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Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor), Havell plate no. 39
Date: 1822
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with touches of black chalk and glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet: 18 5/8 × 11 11/16 in. (47.3 × 29.7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Male above; female below
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.39
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Marks: Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN [reversed]
Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 8. Plate 39."; at lower center: "Crested Titmouse male 1. F. 2. / Parus bicolor. / Plant Pinus Strobus."; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"

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The background flora has been identified as White pine (Pinus strobus).


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"The Birds of Central Park: Audubon's Watercolors," New-York Historical Society, November 11, 2003-February 29, 2004.