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Inscription

Text at top on stone:
No. 1-9. / Plate 172. / No. 1-10. / Plate 159.

Text at bottom on stone:
Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F,R,S. F,L,S. / Seaside Finch / Fringilla Maritima. Wilson. 1. Male. 2. Female. Carolina Rose, Rosa Carolina / Grafs Finsh or Bay-winged Bunting / Fringilla Graminea, Gmel. / Male. / Prickly Pear or Indian Fig. Cactus Opuntia / Chromolithy. by J. Bien, New York 1858.

Provenance

Richard A. Herman, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1984; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1858
Audubon, John James. The Birds of America, Bien Chromolithographic Edition. New York: Roe Lockwood and Son, 1858, pls. 172 and 159.