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Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Havell plate no. 173

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Havell plate no. 173
Title
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Havell plate no. 173
Date 
1832
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with scratching out, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
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)
Description 
Male, left; female, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.173
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Inscriptions 
Birds numbered in graphite left and right respectively: "1"; "2"; at upper right: "73"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group