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Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), Havell plate no. 54

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), Havell plate no. 54
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), Havell plate no. 54
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), Havell plate no. 54
Title
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), Havell plate no. 54
Date 
1822
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, pastel, gouache, and white lead pigment with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 18 13/16 x 11 7/8 in. (47.8 x 30.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Male, above; female, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.54
Marks 
Watermark: TURKEY MILLS / JWHATMAN / 181[?]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 9. Plate 44.[crossed out] 54"; below in graphite inside bracket: "May 11th. 1822 / March --"; at lower right of center: "A"; at lower right in brown ink: "Rice Bird. male 1. F. 2. / Icterus agripennis.- / Plant vulgo. Water Maple / Acer rubrum / John. J. Audubon"; birds numbered in graphite upper and lower respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Red maple (Acer rubrum). There is an uncolored version.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group