Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), Study for Havell pl. no. 87
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 29 3/8 x 20 15/16 in. (74.6 x 53.2 cm)Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Purchased for New-York Historical by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "No 18. Plate 87."; below in graphite: "Garrulus Floridanus / Florida Jay / Florida Keys / John J. A"; at lower center in brown ink: "Florida Jay / Garrulus Floridanus male 1 F. 2. / Diospyros virginiana / vulgo Persimon"; at lower right in graphite[erased]: "Diospyros Virginiana / vulgo Persimon"; lower bird numbered in brown ink: "2"
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