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Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta), Havell plate no. 80
Date: 1815
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Medium: Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, and black chalk on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm) Sheet: 9 11/16 × 16 5/8 in. (24.6 × 42.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon; Adopt-an-Audubon Bird sponsor: Barbara Lisa Reissman, DrPH, in memory of David Jesse Reissman
Object Number: 1863.17.80
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over graphite]: "No 16. plate 80 -- / Published 1830. --"; at lower right in graphite[nearly illegible]: "Anthus... /... / ...1815 / J.J.A"; written over former in brown ink: "ogous-- / Phlox Subulata"

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The background flora has been identified as Moss phlox (Phlox subulata).


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