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Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita), Havell plate no. 162
Date: 1832
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm) Sheet (paper): 29 3/16 in. × 21 in. (74.1 × 53.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.162
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN
Inscribed: Birds numbered in graphite lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right in graphite: "62[5?]"; at center: "Bill dark under / m... / wings brown edges with pale blue..."; at lower left: "deep carmine"

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The background flora has been identified as Pond-apple or Alligator-apple tree (Anona glabra).

Exhibitions:

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