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Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Havell plate no. 236

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Havell plate no. 236
Title
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Havell plate no. 236
Date 
1832
Medium 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, graphite, pastel, and collage with scratching out and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 25 7/16 x 37 7/8 in. (64.6 x 96.2 cm) Mat: 39 x 53 in. (99.1 x 134.6 cm)
Description 
Adult, left; immature, right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.236
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1831
Inscriptions 
Birds numbered in graphite at lower center in face: "1"; and at upper right: "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Zephyr lily (Zephyranthes atamasco)
Provenance 
Mrs. John J. (Lucy Bakewell) Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group