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Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Havell plate no. 132

Object Number: 
1863.17.132
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with touches of scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 3/16 x 21 in. (74.1 x 53.3 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 182[?]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right corner: "32"; upper two birds numbered in graphite upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Description: 
Female, left; males, right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Poison ivy (Rhus radicans)
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