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Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Havell plate no. 132
Date: 1829
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with touches of scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm) Sheet (paper): 29 3/16 in. × 21 in. (74.1 × 53.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Female, left; males, right.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.132
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN / 182[?]
Inscribed: Inscribed at upper right corner: "32"; upper two birds numbered in graphite upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"

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The background flora has been identified as Poison ivy (Rhus radicans).


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