Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei), Havell plate no. 96, with a sketch of a bill

Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei), Havell plate no. 96, with a sketch of a bill
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei), Havell plate no. 96, with a sketch of a bill
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei), Havell plate no. 96, with a sketch of a bill
Title
Black-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta colliei), Havell plate no. 96, with a sketch of a bill
Date 
1829
Medium 
Watercolor, collage, graphite, pastel, and black ink, with touches of gouache and white lead pigment, scratching out, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 37 5/16 x 24 3/16 in. (94.8 x 61.4 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.96
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "John.J.A"; at lower left of center, over sketch of bill: "Bill"; at lower center: "Columbia Jay"
Gallery Label 
Audubon erroneosly included this Mexican species in "The Birds of America"; this was the bird chosen by the U.S. Postal Service for its commemorative stamp honoring Audubon; each jay pasted on
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group