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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Havell plate no. 190

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Havell plate no. 190
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Havell plate no. 190
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Havell plate no. 190
Title
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Havell plate no. 190
Date 
1822
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, gouache, pastel, and black chalk with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 21 3/16 x 13 1/8 in. (53.8 x 33.3 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Description 
Male, upper center; female, below
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.190
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right corner in graphite: "90"
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Carolina laurel cherry (Prunus caroliniana)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group