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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

Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli), Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica), Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Havell plate no. 362
Title
Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli), Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica), Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Havell plate no. 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)
Description 
From upper center to lower: Scrub Jay; Steller's Jay; Yellow-billed Magpie; Clark's Nutcrackers
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.362
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
Gallery Label 
The background flora has been identified as Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group