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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), Havell plate no. 156
Date: 1829
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Medium: Watercolor, black ink, graphite, gouache, and pastel with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm) Sheet (paper): 38 7/8 × 25 5/8 in. (98.7 × 65.1 cm)
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.156
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "Corvus corv... / Common Crow"; at lower right: "Guglant Nigra / (vulgo) Black Walnut"; at lower center to left of bird nest[erased]: "Humming bird"

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The background flora has been identified as Black walnut (Juglans nigra).


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