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

March 21, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Havell plate no. 217

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Havell plate no. 217
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Havell plate no. 217
Title
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Havell plate no. 217
Date 
1832
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, white lead pigment, and black ink with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 21 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (54.6 x 74.9 cm)Mat: 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Description 
Adult, breeding plumage
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.217
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in graphite[erased]: "no spots of White over..."; verso inscriptions in brown ink illegible
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Royal palms (Roystonea elata)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group