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Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), Havell plate no. 371
Date: 1836-37
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Medium: Watercolor, graphite, oil, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm) Sheet (paper): 25 in. × 37 3/16 in. (63.5 × 94.5 cm)
Description: Female, left; male, right.
Credit Line: Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 1863.17.371
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Marks: Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?]
Inscribed: Inscribed at lower center in graphite[cut]: "No 76 Plate 366 Male 1 Female 2 --"; at middle right vertically: "In the Young Males of the first Autumn / the Tips of each Tail feather are white for / More than 1/4 of an Inch -- and this colour extends / [cut]...more --"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"


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