Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) and Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), Havell plate no. 385
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache with touches of black chalk and glazing on two sheets of paper laid on card
Paper: 23 9/16 x 14 7/8 in. (59.8 x 37.8 cm)
Mat: 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm)
From upper to lower: Violet-green Swallow, male; Violet-green Swallow, female; Bank Swallow, adult; Bank Swallows, immature
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Watermark: JWHATMAN / [cut]
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "P.e 189"; two upper birds numbered in black ink and graphite: "1"; "2"
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