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Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica), Havell plate no. 357

Object Number: 
1863.17.357
Date: 
c. 1835-36
Medium: 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink with scratching out and touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 29 x 20 5/16 in. (73.7 x 51.6 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / TURKEY MILLS [reversed]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite[erased]: "Rise the lower bird 2. Inches."; at lower right: "Plate 357. No 72 -- / Male 1 / Female 2[cut]"; birds numbered upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Description: 
Adults
Gallery Label: 
This bird has provided inspiration to great artists, such as the composer Gioacchino Rossini and the artist Claude Monet
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