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Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica), Havell plate no. 194

Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica), Havell plate no. 194
Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica), Havell plate no. 194
Title
Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica), Havell plate no. 194
Date 
1833
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 21 3/16 x 14 1/8 in. (53.8 x 35.9 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Adults, above; young, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.194
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at middle left in graphite: "Female"; at lower right of center: "Parus Hudsonicus --"; at lower right: "Labrador July 20th 1833 -- / opposite Island of Macatine -- / J.J.A."; at middle right: "Male"; birds numbered in brown ink clockwise from upper center: "1"; "3"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as probably Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa); copper plate of engraving at the NY Botanical gardens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group