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

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Havell plate no. 102
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Havell plate no. 102
Title
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Havell plate no. 102
Date 
c. 1825
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
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)
Description 
Female, left and upper right; male, lower right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.102
Inscriptions 
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"
Gallery Label 
The background flora is unfinished.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group