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Unidentified Sparrow

Object Number: 
1863.18.10
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, black ink, and black chalk with selective glazing and scratching out on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 20 5/8 x 13 13/16 in. (52.4 x 35.1 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed lower right in graphite[erased]: "Drawn from Nature"; vertically at upper center: "Plant for / Plate 379", with a graphite "X" drawn over the upper bird; at middle right in brown ink: "Asclepias tuberosa" [in Maria Martin's hand?] [flower not used for any elephant folio plate]
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as
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