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Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus), Havell plate no. 355

Object Number: 
1863.17.355
Date: 
1829
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, gouache, and black ink with touches of pastel and black chalk, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm) Sheet (paper): 19 15/16 × 14 3/16 in. (50.6 × 36 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "No 71"; at lower right: "Plate 355. / Male 1 & Female 2"; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Virginia rose (Rosa virginiana).
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