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Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Havell plate no. 352

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Havell plate no. 352
Title
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Havell plate no. 352
Date 
1834
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black chalk with touches of black ink and gouache, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 28 11/16 x 21 1/4 in. (72.9 x 54 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Description 
Male, above left; female, below right
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.352
Marks 
Watermark: JWHATMA[cut]
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Black winged Hawk / Male 1 F. 2.[cut]"; at lower right: "Plate 352. / No 71"; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The beetle, probably the work of Maria Martin, does not appear in Havell's engraving
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group