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

Object Number: 
1863.17.32
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)
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"
Description: 
Female left; male right
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
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