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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Havell plate no. 142

Object Number: 
1863.17.142
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 3/8 x 21 1/8 in. (74.6 x 53.7 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Females, above and left; male, lower right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group