American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), Havell plate no. 223
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Inscribed at lower left in gray ink: "Drawn by J.J.Audubon from Nature."; at lower center: "Pied Oyster Catcher. Male"
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 7/16 x 22 5/8 in. (36.7 x 57.5 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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