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Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Havell plate no. 352

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Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of black ink and gouache, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 28 11/16 x 21 1/4 in. (72.9 x 54 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMA[cut]
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Black winged Hawk / Male 1 F. 2.[cut]"; at lower right: "Plate 352. / No 71"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Male, above left; female, below right
Gallery Label: 
The beetle, probably the work of Maria Martin, does not appear in Havell's engraving
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