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

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Havell plate no. 132
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Havell plate no. 132
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Havell plate no. 132
Title
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
Female, left; males, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.132
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 182[?]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right corner: "32"; upper two birds numbered in graphite upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Poison ivy (Rhus radicans)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group