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Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Havell plate no. 363

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Havell plate no. 363
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Havell plate no. 363
c. 1835-36
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 1/16 x 14 5/16 in. (53.5 x 36.4 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Female, above; male, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 1834[?]
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 73 - Plate 363." at lower center: "Northern Cedar Bird / ...Bombycilla garrula. / Male 1. F. 2. --"; at lower right[erased]: "…from the line of…this Bird…", with a vertical graphite line instructing engraver where to place the right bird and position the margin; birds numbered lower and upper respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as American mountain ash (Sorbus americana)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group