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Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli), Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica), Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Havell plate no. 362

Object Number: 
1863.17.362
Date: 
1836-37
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, black ink, and gouache on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 25 9/16 x 21 7/8 in. (64.9 x 55.6 cm) Mat: 41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHAT[cut] / T[cut]
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 73 / J.J.A."; at lower right: "Plate 362 --"; birds identified from lower left in brown ink: "1 Yellow billed Magpie. / Corvus nutallii, aud."; at lower left of center: "2 Stellers Jay. / Corvus Stellerii."; at lower center: "3. Ultramarine Jay. / Corvus ultramarinus"; at lower right: "4,5. Clark's Crow. / Corvus? columbianus, Wils. ---"; two lower birds numbered right and left respectively: "4"; "5"; erased inscriptions in lower register
Description: 
From upper center to lower: Scrub Jay; Steller's Jay; Yellow-billed Magpie; Clark's Nutcrackers
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
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