Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 37 13/16 x 25 1/8 in. (96 x 63.8 cm)
Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1827
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "[cut] . 24"; at lower right: "Quercus nigra / (vulgo) Black Jack Oak"; bird pairs numbered right and left respectively in graphite: "1" and "1"; "2" and "2"; at middle right: "Begin", with line extending down; various short horizontal and vertical lines for centering and defining the margins on the engraving plate.
Two males above and two females below, with a Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta).
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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