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Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus), Havell plate no. 32

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus), Havell plate no. 32
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus), Havell plate no. 32
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus), Havell plate no. 32
Title
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythrophthalmus), Havell plate no. 32
Date 
1822
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with scratching out and touches of glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 19 7/16 x 24 3/16 in. (49.4 x 61.4 cm) Mat: 27 x 35 in. (68.6 x 88.9 cm)
Description 
Female left; male right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.32
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left of center in graphite[erased]: "no. 32"; at lower right: "11 1/4[?] Inches / 14[?] 3/4 " -- " "; at lower right: "No. 33"; at middle right: "Weight...[illegible]"; above: "Male / 1"; at left of center: "2. female"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group