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Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Havell plate no. 102

Object Number: 
c. 1825
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 23 13/16 x 18 15/16 in. (60.5 x 48.1 cm) Mat: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Blue Jay male 1. F. 2. & 3 / Corvus cristatus / Plant"; birds numbered counter clockwise from middle right: "1"; "2"; "3"
Female, left and upper right; male, lower right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora is unfinished.
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