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Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Havell plate no. 236

Object Number: 
1863.17.236
Date: 
1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, graphite, pastel, and collage with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 7/16 x 37 7/8 in. (64.6 x 96.2 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscriptions: 
Birds numbered in graphite at lower center in face: "1"; and at upper right: "2"
Description: 
Adult, left; immature, right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Zephyr lily (Zephyranthes atamasco)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Provenance: 
Mrs. John J. (Lucy Bakewell) Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group