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Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), Havell plate no. 12

Object Number: 
c. 1822-25
Watercolor, pastel, black ink, graphite, gouache, and red lead pigment [converted to gray] with touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 23 11/16 x 18 11/16 in. (60.2 x 47.5 cm) Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 18[?] [reversed]
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite, inverted: "12"
Female, left; males, right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as the Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera).
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group