Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache with touches of scratching out on paper, laid on card
Paper: 14 1/2 x 21 7/16 in. (36.8 x 54.5 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1830
Erased inscriptions at upper right; at middle right: "+", indicating position of right cloud to be added; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Adult, front; immature, rear
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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