Bachman's Sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis), Havell plate no. 165; studies of birds' tails

Title:
Bachman's Sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis), Havell plate no. 165; studies of birds' tails
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Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite below tail studies: "12 / F. / Tail / superiorly -- / Tail seen inferiorly / 3d Primary length --"; below[erased]: "...16th 1834..."; at lower center[erased]: "Bachman's Sparrow / Fringilla Bachmani"; erased inscriptions in lower register
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27 868
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and gouache with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/16 x 13 3/4 in. (53.5 x 34.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Date End: 
1 832
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.165
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Fever tree (Pinckneya pubens), now a rare plant
Date Begin: 
1832
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group