Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major); sketch of an insect
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 22 7/16 x 17 3/8 in. (57 x 44.1 cm)
Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Female, above; male, below
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over erased graphite]: "Drawn from Nature by John. J. Audubon / Bonné Caré's church Jan.y. 4th 1821."; at lower center: "Boat tailed Grakles. / Gracula Barita"; at lower right in graphite: "No 27"
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