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Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Havell plate no. 77

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Havell plate no. 77
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Havell plate no. 77
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Havell plate no. 77
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Havell plate no. 77
Title
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), Havell plate no. 77
Date 
c. 1812; 1822
Medium 
Watercolor, pastel, graphite, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 29 1/2 x 21 in. (74.9 x 53.3 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Description 
Males, upper left; females, lower right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.77
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left of center in brown ink: "No. 16. Plate 77. / Belted Kingsfisher. male 1.2. F. 3.-- / Alcedo alcion"; at lower right: "Published 1829.[over 30] / J.J.A --"; birds numbered counterclockwise from the top: "1"; "2"; "3."
Gallery Label 
The flying bird was painted in 1822; the pair below ca. 1812; colored engraving in N-YHS collections
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group