Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus); sketch of the underside of a wing

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Pastel, graphite, and black chalk on paper, laid on card
Paper: 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (32.4 x 21 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 182."; below: "Indiana territory opposite the Red Banks K.y[cut] / Sepr 16th 1810"; at lower center in graphite: "The Variegated Grosbill. -- / Loxia"; at lower right in graphite: "J.J.Audubon"; at middle right, diagonally under wing detail: "view of the under Couvers[coverts] of the Wing"
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The background flora has been identified as
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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