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BIRDS OF AMERICA BY JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785 - 1851)
PLATE 102

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR  -  BLUE JAY

Note the very faded condition of all colours, the extreme toning of the paper, the absence of the trumpet vine flowers and leaves except for the indicative shading.   Audubon left Havell to complete the image by reference to other artwork (probably by Joseph Mason's daughter) during the engraving process.