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Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock)

March 21, 2014
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May 26, 2014

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Havell plate no. 206

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27 195
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Date: 
1821; c. 1825
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, and black ink with touches of gouache, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 38 1/16 x 25 7/8 in. (96.7 x 65.7 cm)Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Exhibitions: 
Classification: 
Description: 
Males, left; females, right
Date End: 
1 825
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number: 
1863.17.206
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and Resurrection fern (Polypodium polypodioides)
Date Begin: 
1821
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group