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Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis), Havell plate no. 184

Object Number: 
1863.17.184
Date: 
c. 1832
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and gold-colored metallic pigment with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 21 1/8 x 13 13/16 in. (53.7 x 35.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink[probably in Maria Martin's handwriting]: "Bignonia"; lower bird numbered in graphite: "2"
Description: 
Females, lower right and center; males, upper center, right, and left
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Trumpet creeper or Bignonia (Campsis radicans); this bird is a South American native
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Exhibitions: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group